Dr. Lametria Johnson is a licensed professional counselor with 13 years of experience in the mental health profession. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Tennessee State University, a Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. In addition to working part-time at the NOATC, she is a Mental Health Coordinator in a prison setting and a part-time therapist for an online therapy company.
Dr. Johnson has experience working with diverse individuals aged 4 through adulthood. She started her career as a case manager, ensuring that children and their families were able to receive mental health resources. Shortly after, she transitioned to a role as a school-based/in-home therapist where she worked with children with ADHD, conduct disorder, and other externalizing concerns. Additionally, she was afforded the opportunity to work in an outpatient treatment hospital specializing in OCD and anxiety. It was at this transition where she was trained in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). Currently, in addition to her work at the NOATC, she works with adult inmates who have persistent and chronic mental illnesses including PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depression Disorder. Regardless of the setting, Dr. Johnson prides herself on building rapport with any client no matter who they are and what their circumstances.
Dr. Johnson often says that therapy is not just her profession, it is her way of life. To this end, she uses her skills to help others through community service organizations and church. You can also often find her singing/humming a tune, planning an event, or going on traveling adventures (ask about the time she rode an elephant!). Overall, Dr. Johnson recognizes that she has been surrounded by people who have gone above and beyond for her, so she likes to go above and beyond for others.