Tanisha Johnson

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

Dr. Tanisha Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in trauma-informed treatment. To that end, Dr. Johnson is also a Certified Complex Trauma Professional. She has worked in the counseling field since 2012. Dr. Johnson current works in private practice servicing adolescents and individuals with mental health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to work and school burnout and stress. Dr. Johnson also specializes in working with marginalized women who have experienced trauma. Dr. Johnson became interested in teaching while in her doctoral program and has identified as a counselor educator since 2014. She has taught various classes through the clinical mental health counseling curriculum, but especially enjoys teaching ethics, research, and foundations of clinical mental health counseling courses.

Dr. Johnson has been a contributing faculty member since 2021. She engages in teaching various master’s level and doctoral level courses. Her research focus is on professional identity development and counselor leadership. She also has a research focus related to trauma experiences of African American women.

Dr. Johnson has worked in various counseling settings including a detention center, community-based in-home work, partial hospitalization substance use program, and private practice. She has also worked as a clinical assessor and is affiliated with a number of non-profit organizations that advocate for community resources and change for marginalized populations. Dr. Johnson is also very active in the professional community as a member of the American Counseling Association, The Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision, Chi Sigma Iota International, and the state Licensed Professional Counselor Association.

Dr. Johnson’s affiliations have allowed her to be awarded the honor of becoming a Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellow in 2017. She also won the Chi Sigma Iota Essay Contest and Grant for her writing on Professional Counselor Leadership and professional excellence in 2016. She has contributed to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs professional advocacy project speaking about excellence in leadership. She has also presented at National Conferences presenting on topics ranging from professional identity and leadership, teaching and case formulation, and trauma.