Steven A. Johnson
B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philosophy); ScD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (evidence-based psychotherapy)
Dr. Johnson moved to Columbia after serving 17 years as a pastor of Care and Counseling at a church in Connecticut. He has also served as the vice president of the board of trustees at the Albert Ellis Institute for cognitive behavioral therapy/rational emotive behavior therapy in New York City. There he supervised psychotherapists from around the world. Since 1993, Dr. Johnson he has been a private practice psychotherapist specializing in treating addictions and trauma. He has also taught Muslim Studies at CIU as an adjunct professor for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Johnson is a devoted writer who publishes in the areas of Muslim studies, psychotherapy, and philosophy. His current work focuses on the philosophy of the self-operative in models of psychotherapy.
He is married to Carol Stone, who is a biochemist and epidemiologist employed as a bureau chief in the South Carolina Department of Public Health. His two daughters, Lauren and Shannon, are both pursuing careers in psychology.