Charles Johnson, (Psy.D Candidate), M.A. MFTA,
is a Resilience Trainer for the UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellbeing Center. Mr. Johnson holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and is a candidate for a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Combined with his twenty-six years of military training as a Navy Counselor working with military members and families, Mr. Johnson contributes to the mission of strengthening families, couples and individuals with dignity and respect. Mr. Johnson also serves as the Team Leader of the Veterans Resource Center at Los Angeles Pierce College. His team is responsible for helping returning military members transition from military service to successful academic achievement through the development of help-seeking behaviors needed to maximize resource usage. Previously he worked for the Department of Corrections’ Male Community Release Program where he helped soon-to-be released incarcerated individuals develop parenting, relationship and life skills. He has experience conducting individual, couple, family and group clinical treatment using multiple modalities and life skills building sessions needed for successful transitions. He also worked with the Center for Individual and Family Therapy where he received specialized training in couple and child evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including play therapy, trauma-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy and life skills enhancement.