“Life is like a coin, you can spend it on anything you choose, however you can only spend it once, therefore make the most out of it.”- Candace M. Johnson
Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 to 10 years’ experience within the mental health field. I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology, acquired from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Upon the completion of my undergraduate studies, I obtained my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta (formerly known as the Georgia Professional School of Psychology).
I've received rigorous training through my psychiatric practicum at Emory Decatur Hospital/Atlanta, GA. My training consists of completing psychiatric assessments with the medical and mental health population, crisis intervention within an emergency room setting, conducting psychoeducational groups, and the development of ethical and effective clinical skills.
My professional experience includes counseling individuals within an acute inpatient psychiatric setting, in person and telephonic crisis intervention, coordination of behavioral health services and conducting extensive psychological assessments to determine an individual’s level of safety. I have worked/counseled the following populations: Children and Adolescents, Young Adults, General Adults. My main theory of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, I tailor my therapeutic techniques, based off the individual’s presenting signs and symptoms. I also believe in establishing a genuine professional/therapeutic relationship with the individual, because that is the most effective way to see change within the individual.
Areas of Special Expertise:
Care Giver Support
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC007997
Ms Johnson is ABSOLUTELY AH-MAZZIINNGG!! I lost my husband in late July 2023. A few weeks after I began therapy with her. It’s such a breath of fresh air for me each week bc I don’t open up to anyone else . This experience has taught me so much . It’s given me mental tools only attainable through this platform & her expertise. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity to work with such a poised and compassionate professional! Thank you! My journey through this BEAST called grief, now gives me hope that Better Help provided! ❤️
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Candace for 5 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes
Very attentive. Helps me approach situations in a healthy way. Helps me not feel so messed up.
Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Candace for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Candace is the best!!!
Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Candace for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Candace is very thoughtful and always reaches out to check in. She always listens and addresses all of my concerns. She has been very helpful with getting me to a good place mentally and I’m very thankful for her
Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Candace is extremely patient, caring, and knowledgeable. Im looking forward to growing our relationship further.
Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Candace and I are still just getting acquainted, but I feel that she is calm and listens to me. She offers a variety of ways to talk out my concerns with my family members and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes