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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Graduate Counseling
  • Family Systems and Relations
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • School Counseling Program Director

Degrees Received

  • PHD, Clinical Supervision and Education, Duquesne University
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Geneva College
  • BA, Psychology and Spanish, Slippery Rock University

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • CPR and First Aid Trainer (American Red Cross)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Practicum
  • Internship
  • Group Counseling

Recent Work Experience

  • Outpatient Counseling, Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Kenya Johns Consulting, Private Company, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Family Behavior Therapy Supervisor, Pressley Ridge, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Foster Family Support Consultant, Pressley Ridge, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Content Developer, OASIS App, Washington, PA
  • Crisis Family Preservation and Stabilization Worker, Pressley Ridge, Beaver Falls, PA

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Johns, K. (2021, April). Opening Speaker on Developing Racial Equity for BIPOC. Racial Equity Summit, Monaca, PA.
  • Barnes, N., & Johns, K. (2021, February) Using the Social-Ecological Model to explore the impact of military life on substance use and treatment. Presented at Strengthening the Heartlands National Conference, South Dakota.
  • Johns, K. (2020, October). Providing a Voice: Discussions on How to Improve Retention of Minority Students. Presented at NARACES, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Johns, K. (2020, June). Unity Week: Finding Ways to Collaborate with Minority Communities and the Police. Presented at Beaver County Unity Week, Beaver Falls, PA.
  • Johns, K. (2020, April). The Story Behind the Admission: Developing Ways to Maintain Minority Student Retention. Presented at the University of Southern California - Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Beeko, A., & Johns, K. (2019, November). Muting the Oppressed: How the Counseling Community Silences the Voices of Minorities. Presented at Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.
  • Johns, K., & Acklin, K. (2019, November). Coping with Colleagues: Managing Workplace Stress to Enhance Overall Wellness. Presented at Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.
  • Acklin, K., & Johns, K. (2019, June). Birth Trauma and Postpartum PTSD: A Counselor’s Role. Presented at the Association Humanistic Counseling Conference 2019, Bloomington, MN.
  • Johns, K. (2019, April). My Black Matters: Challenges Face by African American Graduate Students in Ph.D programs. Presented at Chi Sigma Iota State Wide Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Johns, K., Acklin, K., & Beeko, A. (2019, March). Co-Workers Suck: Creating Wellness in the Workplace. Presented at Duquesne University Graduate Student Research Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Thompson, C. P., & Johns, K. (2018, September). Tried-and-true technological integrations for career-related pedagogy and evaluation. Presented at North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference 2018, Burlington, VT.
  • Nice, M., & Johns, K. (2018, March). Who to choose: Exploring criteria for admissions into a counselor education program. Presented at Graduate Student Research Symposium at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.


  • Johns, K., Malinga, T., Maundeni, T., Lopez Levers, L. (i2021). Mass Violence. Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis and Disaster (2nd). Springer, New York, NY.
  • Johns, K., & Barnes, N. (2021). Counseling practices and navigating controversial issues in underserved school populations. Will be published In: Innovations in Global Mental Health, edited by Meredith Rausch. Springer, New York, NY.
  • Mukamana, D., Gishoma, D., Lopez Levers, L., & Johns, K. (June, 2019). A community-based mental health intervention: Promoting mental health services in Rwanda. Innovations in Global Mental Health, edited by Samuel O. Okpaku. Springer, New York, NY.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018 – Present
    • Co-Chair of the ACES Mentor
    • Graduate Gazette Editor
    • Wellness Committee
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association Program Coordinator, 2019 – Present
    • Anti-Racism Task-Force
    • PCA Conference Development
    • PCA Conference Volunteer
  • American Counseling Association, 2015 – Present
    • ACA Conference Volunteer
  • Beaver County Minority Coalition, 2019 – Present
  • Beaver County Community and Law Enforcement Coalition (BCCLEC), 2020 – Present
  • Chi Sigma Iota, 2016 – Present
    • Chi Sigma Iota Conference Volunteer
  • Psi Chi, 2012 - Present
  • National Honor Society, 2009 – Present
  • Chuck Cooper Scholar – Beacon of Light, March 2018 – June 2019


  • I am very family focused and a lot of my free time goes towards spending time with my extended family and community. I love to travel, learn about different cultures and try new foods.