Meet Monica

Monica Johnson, MA, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), is a published author, professional speaker and an expert in mental health and leadership development. Ms. Johnson is the Founder and CEO of MARJ Consulting which is based in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Johnson has worked in the behavioral health field for over 24 years ranging from small to large non-profits, for profits and state government. In addition, Ms. Johnson is a seasoned executive leader with a proven track record of success.


Over the last couple of decades Ms. Johnson as led the formation of several high-profile change initiatives, project management, chaired several collaborations, and served as board members for a variety of governing boards.  She is most passionate about developing and empowering women in leadership roles and educating the community in mental health wellness; ultimately reducing the stigma for healthier lives.


Ms. Johnson earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology (minor in Communications) from Kennesaw State University and a graduate degree in Professional Counseling / Psychology at Argosy University. Ms. Johnson is a proud Alumnus of the Georgetown University Leadership Academy and a recipient of the Intensive Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Schizophrenia Certification at the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia. Finally, Ms. Johnson is a trained facilitator for the Strengths Development Inventory (SDI). Ms. Johnson is currently writing her first book, “Fab 30: Critical Leadership Lessons for Women”.

The book is expected to be available Spring 2019.


Notable Presentations

  • 2020 WAOK News & Talk Radio with Dr. Keith Slaughter: Interview - "A discussion on women leaders"

  • 2019 Georgia Library Association - Wonderful Wednesday Conference - Keynote Speaker: "10 Strategies for Goal Achievement in 2020"

  • 2019 BET Her Presents Black Women's Expo Atlanta - Panel Presenter: "Self Care & Sisterhood"

  • 2019 Georgia Library Association - "Empowering & Building Leadership"

  • 2019 Kaiser Permanente - "Fab 30: Critical Leadership Lessons for Women"

  • 2018 GA DBHDD BH Symposium – Workshop Facilitator – “Fab 30: Critical Leadership Lessons for Women”

  • 2018 Children's Healthcare Care of Atlanta  - "Fab 30: Critical Leadership Lessons for Women"

  • 2018 Kaiser Permanente Corporate Atlanta Office – Panel Participant – Reducing Stigma related to Mental Health

  • 2018 Panel Expert – Representative Mike Glanton - Mental Health Education and Access to Services

  • 2011 & 2015 Expert Presenter Panelist for the President Carter Center Mental Health Forum.

  • 2011 National Presenter for Council of State Governments Justice Center (“Effective outcomes in juvenile justice and mental health collaborations”) Baltimore, Maryland

  • 2009  Presenter for Cobb County Community Collaborative (“Community Collaboration: The Key to Success”) 

  • 2009 – National Plenary Panel Presenter for Bureau of Justice and Council of State Governments Justice Center (“Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaborations: Keys to Implementation”) Washington D.C. 

  • 2010 – Justice & Mental Health Collaboration Program Grantee Conference Presenter (“Keys to successful implementation of your new grant award”) Washington D.C. 

  • 2010 - CMHS(Centers for Mental Health Services) & SAMHSA National GAINS Conference Panel Presenter (Juvenile Justice & Mental Health Collaborations: Examples from the field) Orlando, FL

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