Hi! I’m Dr. Tabitha Johnson. I’m a marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, and happily married wife to my husband, Derek. When I was 16 years old, all I thought about was getting married, and I was convinced that I would be married when I was 18. Well, things didn’t go as I had planned (thank God). Since I wasn’t married at 18, my parents convinced me to go to college. During my studies for a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I fell in love with the field of marriage and family. I pursued both master’s and doctorate degrees in the field, going straight through and completing nine years of school without any time off (if you’re reading in between the lines, that basically means I had no life except for school). Finally, after multiple boyfriends, three college degrees and relocating to various states for school and jobs four times, I married the love of my life when I was 29.
Over the 18 years of being in the field of marriage and family, I’ve worked with thousands of individuals, couples and families. I’ve helped many marriages be mended and individual problems solved. I use proven methods and research-based methodologies, so that my clients can receive the treatment that is most likely going to provide improvements in the quickest, most efficient manner possible.
Since starting Family Therapy Associates of Jacksonville eight years ago, I have spent countless hours training and developing our team of therapists, and still continue to do so. I believe if you are struggling in life or relationships, we can help. Our mission is to help you experience optimal health and happiness in your life and relationships. We aim to serve you with the most research-based, innovative therapies, VIP-level care, and integrity at every interaction.
You deserve happiness. You can experience peace, fulfillment and connection in your relationships. If you’re ready for change, our team has the experience and skill set to help you improve your life and relationship.
I received a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Florida State University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida (MT2673), licensed clinical supervisor, and clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I have also served as a couple and family educator, professor, and early childhood specialist. I established the Healthy Marriage Initiative for the state of Mississippi, and was instrumental in shaping Mississippi’s public policy, working alongside Mississippi’s Department of Human Services and Mississippi Center for Public Policy. I also partnered in successful projects with Family Life and am recognized as a national authority in the field of relationships, with guest appearances on American Family Radio, Focus on the Family, WJEB TBN Affiliate, WJXT Channel 4, and on Fox30/CBS 47 Action News evening news shows as their marriage and relationship expert. I have also been featured in online posts and writings for the Huffington Post, Woman’s Day, About.com newlyweds section, and mywedding.com. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I was honored to be named one of Jacksonville’s top three counselors by Three Best Rated. Now, my primary focus is training our clinical team members – and it’s such an honor that two of our clinicians were named Jacksonville’s top counselors by Three Best Rated in 2019 and 2020. I currently serve on The Florida State University’s College of Health & Human Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.
I am happily married to my husband, Derek, who makes me laugh and makes sure that there’s never a dull moment in life. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, international traveling (because guacamole is always better in Mexico), and shopping (shoes and handbags are my weakness).
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