College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Chandra F. Johnson joined Walden University in April 2019 as a Contributing Faculty Member in the School of Counseling and Human Services. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS) in the state of Georgia. Prior to joining Walden, she was an associate professor of counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta where she served for over 8 years. Her early counseling experience involved working with at-risk youth and their families in court services, community/agency, and school settings. She has over 10 years of experience in research and program evaluation, primarily managing and directing research and evaluation studies on education programs and school reform initiatives. Her clinical interests include grief, depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Her research interests focus on grief and depression in Black males, the overall psychosocial health of Black males, and thanatology, particularly the cultural, psychological, and social aspects of death and dying.
Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional counseling organizations. Over the years she has presented at international, national, regional, and state professional counseling conferences. In September 2018 her presentation, The Convergence of Race, Gender, and Grief: Caring for the Black Man’s Grieving Heart, was shared with mental health professionals from around the globe at the 2018 International Association of Counselling Conference in Rome, Italy.
Dr. Johnson owns and operates a small private practice in metro Atlanta, GA where she offers individual, couples, and group counseling services. When she is not seeing clients, or teaching counselors-in-training, she enjoys listening to live music, trying new recipes, collecting stamps in her passport, and white water rafting with her amazing group of friends.
She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from Howard University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from University of Arkansas.