I earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University-Richmond in 2017 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business minor from Norfolk State University in 2014. During graduate school, I worked as a counseling intern for adults living with substance use, intellectual and physical disabilities, in addition to other mental health diagnoses at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and Poplar Springs Hospital. My experience includes: intake and crisis assessment, case management and treatment planning, individual, group, and family therapy utilizing Person-centered, Reality, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques.
I am currently certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors and registered as a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Adults (QMHP-A) by the Virginia Board of Counseling. I believe my purpose is to empower and be a push for change in negating stigmas associated with diverse abilities, then help people become confident in their own skin.
Jessica S. Johnson, M.A., RC
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