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.