Tanya Johnson, PhD
Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Tanya Johnson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Professional (BC-TMH). Dr. Johnson’s clinical experience includes group, individual, and family counseling in crisis stabilization centers and inpatient psychiatric services for the severe and persistently mentally ill, and supervising Housing First homeless programs, substance abuse counseling, case management, and community mental health services. Dr. Johnson also counsels in private practice, via telemedicine, working with women who are navigating a faith crisis. Dr. Johnson has previously taught as an adjunct instructor in Counseling for Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, and Barry University’s Bahamas Counseling program.
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling with a Specialization in Marital/Family Therapy, Barry University
Master of Arts in Counseling, Liberty University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Utah
Dr. Johnson utilizes Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Bowen Family Systems theories through a lens of intersectionality, social justice, and ecosystemic psychology as a foundation for exploring clients' lived experiences. Research interests include multicultural counseling pedagogy, use of telemedicine to expand access to mental health services, and the female experience of leaving fundamentalist religious organizations.
Facilitating the training and development of future counselors is a process I am honored to participate in. I strive to support students' personal and professional development in a way that balances individual variation and harnesses the group experiences available in the classroom. My aim is to create safe learning environments where students can explore and develop their own clinical style that blends one's personality and personal experience with evidence-based practices and foundational theories.