Over the years, Johnnie has held several positions at CooperRiis and has more than 16 years of mental health experience. His first CooperRiis job was that of Recovery Coordinator where he advanced to become the Clinical Director at the Farm Campus.
I believe in a holistic and relationship-based approach to helping individuals recover from mental health challenges. I am passionate about providing recovery-oriented leadership and clinical support in a way that empowers our staff and resident community.
Before joining CooperRiis, he worked in community mental health and private practice and has extensive experience working with individuals with cognitive, developmental, and behavioral issues and working with individuals and families struggling with significant mental health challenges. He hails from the great state of West Virginia, but after attending college in North Carolina, there was no turning north for him again. He has a real passion for working with individuals recovering from complex trauma.
Johnnie earned his MA of Psychology specializing in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University in CO and his BA in Religious Studies from Guilford College in NC.
Johnnie’s passions are psychology and spirituality, music, writing, Southern Appalachian Culture, and his family and young son.