About Greater Living Counseling

About Greater Living Counseling & Consulting

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Meet Your Counselor

 

I am Dr. Chandra Johnson, owner of Greater Living Counseling & Consulting (GLCC). I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and a certified grief educator. My professional career spans three decades. I spent the early part of my career working with at-risk youth and their families providing individual, group, and family counseling services. Mid-career my focus shifted to adults while providing emergency mental health counseling, and emergency crisis intervention and stabilization services. Along my professional journey I served in a variety of other capacities that included associate professor of counseling, juvenile probation officer, research analyst, executive director of research, as well as independent research consultant.

 

When I'm not working with clients at GLCC, I have the privilege of shaping and molding the next generation of professional helpers as a core faculty member in the School of Counseling for a national University. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, listening to live music, traveling and collecting stamps in my passport, white water rafting, and spending time with family and friends. I was a volunteer with Hospice Atlanta for over 10 years, and I enjoyed serving Hospice patients, families, and staff in a variety of ways. I am a member of several professional counseling organizations, and I have presented at international, national, regional, and state counseling conferences on topics ranging from grief, to stress management and self-care, to helping counselors conduct research in private practice. 

I earned my Ph.D. in counselor education from University of Arkansas, my M.Ed. in counseling and guidance from Howard University, and my BS in criminal justice from San Jose State University.

Hours

Wednesday 10am-8pm

Thursday 8am-8pm

Currently conducting telehealth sessions only until further notice.

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Currently CoCnducting Telehealth Sessions Only

Currently conducting Telehealth sessions only

Counseling at GLCC

 At GLCC I offer clients a safe and supportive space to work and grow. Regardless of the reason for seeking counseling, I collaborate with clients to clarify their counseling goals, develop a plan to accomplish their goals, and help them acquire the insight, tools, and resources for greater living.

I believe that some of the pain and discomfort that we experience in life stems from persistent and erroneous beliefs. Often we hold on to those beliefs even in the absence of proof or evidence that the beliefs are true. I am a firm believer that if we can replace those self-defeating beliefs with healthy patterns of thinking and healthy expectations, we are one step closer to greater living.

 

Grief is one thing we all have in common. Yet, our grief journeys are as personal and unique as a thumbprint, no two are the same. Grief can sometimes make us feel like we are walking alone. At GLCC I walk beside you in your grief, at your pace, for as long as it takes. Step by step, and one day at  a time, you can find your way to greater living, again.

What to Expect

Counseling at GLCC is active and collaborative. The work in which clients engage occurs in and out of the counseling session. I incorporate a variety of methods into my work with clients. It is not uncommon for me to assign homework, or to use books, music, or even television shows to help clients gain new insight.

The first two counseling sessions last 60 minutes. Thereafter, counseling sessions last 45 to 55 minutes. The first few sessions are spent getting to know each other and gathering information as part of the initial intake and clinical assessment.

 

Choosing a counselor is similar to choosing a primary care physician, a barber, or a hair stylist. If you do not feel comfortable with the professional, or you are not satisfied with the service, you are less likely to return. Clients are encouraged to use the first couple of sessions to decide if GLCC will be a good fit for them.