About The Editor
A well respected Licensed Clinical Therapist, Diahann JohnBaptiste, MPA, MS, LAPC, NCC provided therapeutic services to women and children at the Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV) Shelter and the CHRIS Kids Counseling Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Diahann works as Program Coordinator for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Education Program at Emory University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clients are referred to address traumatic histories of abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual abuse). She provides weekly therapy groups that include brief psycho-education on substance abuse and drug addiction to adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System. Diahann uses a variety of therapeutic strategies to address the needs of her clients, however she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Although Diahann practices cognitive behavioral therapy, she uses a culturally specific approach to therapy. She values the specific cultural and ethnic background of individuals and incorporates this information into her therapy and consulting. Diahann is a Christian Counselor. She applies biblical principles in addressing the concerns of the soul. Clients seek the assistance of Christian counselors who counsel the soul with techniques generated by the Spirit of God.
Diahann is committed to helping her community through her advocacy work on mental health awareness, and by volunteering with various organizations throughout the Atlanta area and abroad. She seeks to improve the mental health and overall health of clients through disseminating information (education), performance of charitable services, conducting research, and providing clinical services.
- Drexel University – (2018) Ed.D, Educational Leadership and Management – (Doctoral Student)
- Mercer University – (2014) MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Troy University – (2004) MPA, Education Administration
- University of the US Virgin Islands – (1998) BA, Psychology
- 2014- Present Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society (CSI)
- 2013- Present American Counseling Association (ACA)
- 2007- Present American Psychological Association (APA)
- 2005- Present American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
- 1995- Present Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)