The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, selected Jessica P. Johnson of Louisville for the NBC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors.

Johnson will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her addictions counseling service to underserved minority populations.

The NBCC Foundation MFP will distribute up to $15,000 to Johnson and 39 master’s-level addictions counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award.

Johnson is both a student and graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in the clinical mental health counseling program. Upon graduation, she plans to work with individuals struggling with addiction.

Johnson has also facilitated a LGBTQ+ group and plans to continue to be an advocate and work with this population as well.

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