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Behavioral Wellness Clinic

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT AND ONLINE


Dr. Elishia Durrett-Johnson

Elishia Durrett-Johnson, MEd, LPCA

Mental Health Counselor

Elishia Durrett-Johnson is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the State of Kentucky. She completed her M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Psychology at the University of Louisville. She returned to graduate school to complete a doctorate in Pan-African Studies, which she will receive in 2021. As a therapist, Elishia aims to help liberate people through meaningful discussions, discover their life purpose, and relieve distress through a mutual and caring therapeutic process. She also enjoys working with children with anxiety and teaching effective parenting strategies to parents.

Elishia is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Culturally-Informed research

Elishia served for several years as research coordinator at the Center for Mental Health Disparities in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. Her research interests include anxiety and other related disorders, ethnic minority inclusion and recruitment in psychological research, and African American mental health. She has published works that include the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in African American youth, and the co-occurrence of anxiety disorders in African American parents and their children.

Social Justice

Elishia has been active in her community and is an advocate for mental health reform, social justice and change. In the wake of the tragic Breonna Taylor shooting, she started Healing Emotional Abuse & Racial Trauma (HEART), a program of Begin to Talk, LLC, that operates as a mental health depot for community mental health resources, including therapy, case management and peer support for Black and minority community within the Louisville, KY area. HEART offers a Minority Assistance Program to subsidized the immediate mental health service needs of low-income clients. She has been offering counseling and support to first responders and others on the front lines. She is available for training and speaking engagements.

Scholarly Works

Selected Publications

Williams, M. T., Chapman, L. K., Buckner, E., & Durrett, E. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In A. Breland-Noble, C. S. Al-Mateen, & N. N. Singh (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth (pp. 63-77). Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-25501-9.

Chapman, L., Petrie, J., Vines, L., & Durrett, E. (2012). The co-occurrence of anxiety disorders in African American parents and their children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(1), 65-70. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.08.014

Selected Presentations

Davis, D. M., Durrett, E., Leavell-Bruce, S., & Williams, M. (2015, August). Academic Functioning in Young Adult College Students with Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors. Poster session at the International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Boston, MA

Durrett, E., Simms, J. V., Alvey, H., Chapman, L. K., & Williams, M. (2014, November). Methodology for Recruitment of African American Families for Anxiety Disorders Research: The Café Project. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Upcoming

Youth Racial Stress and Trauma: Conceptual Framing and Applied Clinical and Community Based Strategies in Youth of Color. Train-the-Trainer Workshop.

BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS CLINIC

392 MERROW RD, SUITE E
TOLLAND, CT 06084
OFFICE: (860) 830-7838
FAX: (860) 454-0667

 
CLINICAL DIRECTOR: MONNICA WILLIAMS, PHD
OFFICE MANAGER: JASMINE FAIRFAX
BUSINESS MANAGER: MATTHEW JAHN

 
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