Candace is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years’ experience within the mental health field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, acquired from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Upon the completion of her undergraduate studies, she obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta (formerly known as the Georgia Professional School of Psychology).
Candace received rigorous training through her psychiatric practicum at Dekalb Medical Hospital. Her training consisted 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.
Her 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. She has worked/counseled the following populations: Children and Adolescents, Young Adults, General Adults, and the Geriatric population. She also has over 5 years of experience working with individuals with moderate to severe psychiatric disorders, utilizing her theory of choice, which is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, Ms. Johnson tailors her therapeutic techniques, based off the individual’s presenting signs and symptoms. Ms. Johnson also believes in establishing a genuine professional/therapeutic relationship with the individual, because she believes that is the most effective way to see change within the individual.
Her motto is the following: “Life is like a coin, you can spend it on anything you chose, however, you can only spend it once, therefore make the most out of it.” And helping her clients achieve the most out of their lives, is what brings her the greatest joy.