I became a therapist because I believe that everyone deserves to have a gentle, nonjudgmental listening ear while attempting to problem solve some of life’s most difficult moments.

For me, the therapeutic relationship is a special connection that allows for creativity, exploration, discovery, and empowerment. I have had the privilege to establish this therapeutic connection with individuals of all ages and I am grateful for each opportunity to work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.  I genuinely love being a therapist and wholeheartedly believe in the power of the therapeutic process. It is my dream that one day everyone will experience the transformational impact of psychotherapy.


Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Alabama A&M University
Doctor of Behavioral Health (Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration), Arizona State University

Licensure & Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (GA, 009617; AL, 3245; TN, 3571)
National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors


Areas of Expertise

Stress Management
Life Transitions
LGBTQ+ Issues
Disease Management
Sexual Health

Self Image
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Parent/Child Relationship
Grief & Loss
Men’s Issues

Clinical Experience

Private Practice
Community Crisis Centers
Family and Child Welfare Organizations
Medical and Primary Care
Community Non-profits
University Counseling Centers

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"After working with Adriel, I was able to talk to strangers again and able to go to large social gatherings. I no longer distrusted people I cared about and was actually able to accept the fact that people did care about me. I was more confident and optimistic than I had ever been. I also gained somebody I knew I could talk to if any of my prior symptoms reared their ugly heads again, and I am forever thankful for that. I will never forget him telling me how big of an improvement he saw in me between my first and last sessions, and he was right. I was amazed at how much better I felt, and how much more comfortable I was with myself."

-- T.K., Former Client

"I am a Family Practitioner that worked with Dr. Johnson for about one year. Throughout that time I consulted Dr. Johnson a lot about a variety of patients struggling with anything from depression to medication noncompliance to obesity. He was such an asset to our practice. To those who need counseling services, I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson. He is patient, insightful and very knowledgeable. Our patients absolutely loved him and found his counseling very helpful. We will definitely miss having Dr. Johnson around!"

-- Holly Strauss, CNRP, Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates