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Missy Johnson

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Johnson is a certified school counselor. She has worked as a counselor educator for 18 years, specifically as a school counselor in the metro Atlanta area for the past 15 years. She has four years’ experience teaching master-level counseling courses. Dr. Johnson received her B.S in Psychology and M.S. 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 EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2013. She has worked initially, as a therapist for 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, as an elementary school counselor, she also works closely with counseling interns and mentors new counselors. Dr. Johnson serves as a crisis team member for the district. She also co-owns counseling and consulting business.

Dr. Johnson is a contributing faculty for the Walden University Counseling Department. She has developed a career awareness curriculum and instruction for students K-12 and in 2016, she won a 10,000 grant to create an innovative career center for primary grades, coined Aspiration Station. She has conducted research in Play Therapy, dissertation, The Effectiveness of Child-Center Therapy on Language Acquisition and Self-Efficacy on English Language Learners. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on the effectiveness of Play Therapy and the use of play therapy in the school setting.

Courses Taught

Coun 6753-18 - Career Counseling

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


EdD, Argosy University - Atlanta , GA United States