Alexis Johnson-Nelson

PhD, MFT

 

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

 Personal

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.