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Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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 emotional and behavioral issues and focuses on evidence-based, trauma-informed care, in an effort to improve overall quality of life for clients. Dr. RJ has over 15 years of experience helping clients develop realistic, long-lasting, and life changing goals.
She attended North Carolina A&T State University and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, graduating with highest honors. Dr. RJ became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated while matriculating through NC A&T. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. RJ also has a special interest in treating trauma in victims of child sex trafficking, and has partnered with two local Senators to eradicate this widespread atrocity. In 2015, Dr. RJ was appointed by Chairman John Eaves of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to play an integral role on a task force to end the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. The task force has had monumental success and was applauded during a publicly broadcasted board meeting by the Board of Commissioners for their work.
Dr. RJ is known for her service in the community. She has served on a panel moderated by former Mayor Shirley Franklin on the topic of child sex trafficking, appeared as a presenter to train over 100 Gwinnett County school counselors and educators about childhood trauma, served as a co-moderator with Senator Donzella James to discuss Amendment 1 (Opportunity School District), and served as the keynote speaker on a program for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.
Dr. RJ has been featured on the documentaries Killer Kids on the Lifetime Movie Network, and For My Man on TV One. Dr. RJ also serves as the Wellness Wednesday expert for the Kansas City radio station KPRS 103 Jamz.
She has received numerous community awards including the Atlantan magazine Woman of Power and Influence, the 100 Black Women Mecca chapter Honoree for commitment to Health and Wellness, the Higher Standard Superstar award from People You Need to Know magazine, and many other community mentions.
Dr. RJ has also served as the keynote speaker for several mental health and wellness conferences. She is an active member of Elizabeth Baptist church and the Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. RJ is also a certified Zumba instructor and is passionate about teaching the importance of the mind, body, spirit connection as it relates to total wellness.
Although she absolutely loves her career, her ultimate joy comes from her faith in God, and her love for her husband and their two children. Dr. RJ’s favorite quote is “Self-care isn’t selfish. You can’t serve from an empty vessel”.