Jessica Johnson

Program Director & Primary Therapist

About Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson is a passionate therapist specializing in recovery from trauma and addiction. Jessica has served as a director in both the outpatient and inpatient settings and has worked with couples extensively.

As a professor of addictionology, Jessica focused her research on the most effective interventions in long-term recovery and implemented those in her work with clients. She uses Motivational Interviewing, Rapid Resolution, and a Family Systems Approach in her sessions.

Jessica Johnson loves living in recovery, volleyball, family and friends, and all things outdoors. She frequently volunteers at a food pantry at Morrow Presbyterian Church and considers every person in recovery as part of her extended family.

Jessica not only works in recovery, but she has also been in recovery herself since early 2017.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson's Education

Jessica’s education began at Eagles Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, GA. She then went on to further her therapeutic education at the University of South Carolina Aiken where she earned BA Communications and BS Psychology degrees. She continued her professional development by achieving an MS Clinical Psychology degree from Clayton State University.

Jessica Johnson's Professional Certifications

Jessica stays up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices in the field, providing the most effective treatment options for our clients. Some of the professional certifications she has continued to pursue include:

Jessica Johnson has spent the past 10 years specializing in trauma resolution therapy with an emphasis on strength-based framework. She has been with Emerge from the day we opened on July 5th, 2022.

In Jessica’s own words:

“Going through treatment myself saved my life and caused me to add a major in undergrad and pursue further education in psychology. In my professional and personal life, I look forward to helping others live their best!”

-Jessica Johnson

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