Dr. Brad Johns, M.D.
Ashley Martinez, LPC
My Services Offered
My job involves helping people. I work with diverse individuals and families to overcome the struggles they are going through and help them find the find the path they want to travel. I also create group therapy sessions to help look at behavioral and interpersonal stressors and how to solve them. I also provide psychological evaluations for clients looking to define, understand, and diagnose symptoms to better understand their behavior as well as provide a guide for treatment. I offer consultation for clinicians and young therapists wanting guidance on how to get licensed and practice today. Similarly, I create workshops for personal and professional development.
What it is like being in session with me
Through all my services, I use multicultural competency and cultural awareness. This process allows me to create an environment for people who feel a challenged sense of belonging. It is an effective tool in creating an open and safe space for you. I also use family systems and interpersonal approaches. I help you identify your roles in life and how those roles relate to those around you. This allows you to see who you are and know your purpose in life. Lastly, I enjoy using motivational interviewing. This is a systematic, structured approach that can help you deal with massive life changes and decision making.
I want to build a rapport with you. I strive to get to know you as a person not defined by the choices you have made. There are no bad people, only those who have made different choices. It is important for me to connect with you and make you feel like I am someone you can trust and share anything with. No matter what stage of life you are in, I am here to see you as you are and work with you to find the path that you want to be on.
I see you as more than the judgment others have placed on you. I specialize in work with forensic populations and those in the penal system. Whether it is you or a family member struggling to find hope amidst difficult realities, I provide hope. If you have already been to jail or at jeopardy of going to jail, it can feel as though society has already placed their judgment on you, and there is no way to change. I am here to show you that there is more to life than your past or the issues that you are dealing with. There is hope everywhere; the journey is about finding it and realigning the joy in your life.
Many of my clients are dealing with the same issue of feeling like they do not belong. I work with those dealing with interpersonal conflict, the LBGTQ+ community, and people with behavioral concerns. Whether it is helping an individual or their family deal with trying to come to terms with certain issues and how to move forward to ensure progression, I am here to help guide you to the path you want to travel. Even with my consultation services, I aim to help young therapists on their journey down being a therapist and what is necessary for them to be the best clinician they can be.
Specialties include: depression and anxiety; trauma; behavioral concerns; addictions; grief and loss; issues tied to self-esteem/identity; interpersonal conflict; LGBTQ+ issues; relationship, identity, and marriage issues; families managing the court system; community re-entry; finding purpose
How therapy helps
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Emory School of Medicine
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
M.D. Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Magna cum Laude with departmental honors
Titles & Affiliations
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: Medical College of Georgia, 2017-present
- Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: Emory University, 2017-present
- Skyland Trail: Chairman, Professional Advisory Board, 2005-2007
- Group Medical Director: Acadia Behavioral Health Care, 2016-2020
- Medical Director: Ridgeview Insititute, 2009-2015
Dr. Johns is a highly experienced psychiatrist who offers a broad range of psychiatric services, including general adult psychiatry and adolescent psychiatry. He has particular expertise in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. At GlobeCore, Dr. Johns serves as a collaborating psychiatrist, providing essential support to our nurse practitioner/prescriber. While he is currently not available to take on new clients directly at GlobeCoRe, he plays a crucial role in overseeing the treatment of the clients under the care of the nurse practitioner.