Rachel Johnson

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

Rachel Johnson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor with a BS in Psychology from Thomas More University and MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a focus on Forensic Mental Health, at Walden University. She started working in the field of mental health and substance use in 2011 and has been licensed as a counselor since 2015. She has practiced as a clinical counselor in Ohio and Kentucky with a specialization working with adults and adolescents with substance use disorders, human trafficking survivors and sex workers, PTSD, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. She has taught at Walden University as a contributing faculty member since 2021. Her primary research interests include substance use and addictions, mental health, and sex and sexuality.

Courses Taught

COUN 6316 - Techniques in Counseling

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6202 - Theories, Treatment, & Case Management of Addictions


MS, Walden University

BA, Thomas More College

AA, Thomas More College

Public Service

Problem Gambling Coalition of Southwest Ohio, Chair - Cincinnati

American Counseling Association, Member -

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Member -

Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness, Member -

Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars, Member -

Ohio Counselor Association, Member -

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Member -

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities, Member -

Awards / Honors

Academic Excellence Award for Research Presentation, Thomas More University, 2011

Center for Addiction Treatment Outstanding Employee of the Year Award, Center for Addiction Treatment, 2021

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio Gambling Treatment Fellow, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, 2022

Movers & Makers Cincinnati, Notables: Addiction and Recovery Services, Movers & Makers Cincinnati, 2023

Ohio Counseling Association Leadership Certificate Awardee, Ohio Counseling Association, 2023


Johnson, R. R. (2011). Biases and Law Offenders. Thomas More College

Johnson, R. R. (2018). Counseling Procedures and Strategies with Addicted Populations. Addiction Services Council

Johnson, R. R. (2019). Therapist Efficacy with Trafficked Humans. End Slavery Cincinnati

Johnson, R. R. (2020). Trauma-Informed Care for Youth Populations.

Johnson, R. R. (2021). Resiliency Factors in Human Trafficking Population. End Slavery Cincinnati

Johnson, R. R. (2021). Addiction & Human Trafficking. End Slavery Cincinnati

Johnson, R. R. (2022). Clinical Implications for Work With Transgender Survivors of Human Trafficking. End Slavery Cincinnati

Johnson, R. R. (2022). Clinical Implications for Work With Transgender Survivors of Human Trafficking.

Johnson, R. R. (2023). Problem Gambling Continuum of Care Panel. University of Cincinnati

Johnson, R. R. (2023). Gambling Disorder Treatment and Application. University of Cincinnati School of Social Work