Alexis Johnson-Nelson



Alexis enjoys working with individuals, families and couples. Couples work is one of her passions, where she works to improve communication and address issues such as conflict with in-laws, parenting, finances and infidelity. She utilizes as systems-based approach in addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy.


Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Family/Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Parenting
  • Communication Skills Training

Education & Experience

  • Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University in Pennsylvania
  • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Maryland
  • B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College
  • Level 3 trained Gottman therapist


Dr. Johnson-Nelson has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years providing therapy in community, home-based and private practice settings. She enjoys Zumba, learning French and attending activities in the community with her husband and two daughters.