Missy Johnson

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Johnson is a licensed professional counselor and certified school counselor. She has worked as a counselor educator for 19 years, specifically as a school counselor in the metro Atlanta area for the past 16 years. In 2022 Dr. Johnson was nominated as CCSD Counselor of Impact. In 2022, she was inducted into Alabama State University 50 Under 50 class VI. She has experience mentoring and supervising school counselors and teaching master-level courses.

Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Community Counseling from Alabama State University.  She completed an add-on certificate for a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia and an Education Specialist Degree from Jacksonville State University.  She earned her Education of Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2013. She worked initially, as a therapist for children and adolescents who lived in group homes and shelters and later as a contract therapist (among other roles) for the Department of Family and Children Services. Currently, Dr. Johnson is an elementary school counselor who serves on the district crisis counseling team. She has developed a career awareness curriculum and instruction for students K 12 and she has won several grants to create innovative counseling spaces for her schools. She has conducted extensive research in play therapy and presented at various conferences, workshops, and seminars on play therapy and child development.

Dr. Johnson is a contributing faculty member of Walden University Counseling Department, where she teaches courses in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health programs. She also co-owns a counseling and consulting business.

Courses Taught

Coun 6753-18 - Career Counseling

Coun 6311S - Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, Consultation in Schools


EdD, Argosy University

EdS, Jacksonville State University

Post-master's Certificate, University of West Georgia

MS, Alabama State University