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Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne

Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne, also known as “Dr. RJ” is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Standard of Care Psychological Services, LLC, in Atlanta, GA. She advocates for those affected by severe emotional and behavioral problems and focuses on evidence-based trauma informed care while helping the entire family. Dr. Johnson-Verwayne has over 10 years of experience helping clients develop realistic, long-lasting, and life changing skills to improve their quality of life.

She attended North Carolina A&T State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating with highest honors. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology (2006) at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  Through practicum

Through practicum experiences, she was able to hone her clinical skills in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Dr. Johnson’s clinical research project focused on understanding the barriers to treatment faced by low-SES African American families of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Johnson also has a special interest in trauma and victims of child sex trafficking. She was recently awarded a grant by the Fulton DeKalb Hospital authority to educate the community about sex trafficking and is in partnership with two local Senators to eradicate this widespread atrocity.

Before becoming a clinical director in 2007, Dr. Johnson earned her post-doctoral clinical hours working with sexual trauma victims and juvenile sex offenders at the Medlin Treatment Center in Stockbridge, GA. Dr. Johnson earned her license to practice clinical psychology in GA in 2009 and continues to do forensic work with juveniles and local courts. Most recently she was featured in the 2015 issue of People You Need to Know Magazine for Atlanta women business owners. She is known in the community as an advocate for children, and as an educator for trauma related issues, particularly sexual abuse and child sex trafficking. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with several community organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, the League of Women Voters, the Atlanta Business League, and Golf Women Mean Business, and is dedicated to community service and “giving back”. In 2014, her agency, Standard of Care Psychological Services was approved to provide state contracted services for the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) and has recently opened a reunification center which focuses on re-establishing and strengthening the bond in families with a history of turmoil and separation through treatment, education, and nonjudgmental guidance. In addition she is on several advisory boards, including the Atlanta YDC Advisory board, she is a blog writer for Theravive.com and was recently featured on an episode of the documentary Killer Kids on Lifetime Movie Network. Dr. Johnson states that although she absolutely loves her career, her ultimate joy comes from her faith in God and the love and support from her family. She is married with two brilliant, spontaneous, fun-loving children, Adriana and Ryan. Her family appeared on the cover of the premiere issue of South Fulton Lifestyle magazine.

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