About Dré

His Work

Dre' Johnson has helped countless adults and youth from all over the country recover from depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dre's work has been widely published in research journals, newspaper articles, and magazines. He has been featured on radio, podcasts, and news stations in several states. Dre' was nominated for the distinguished 40 Under 40 Award for his work in the Greater Rochester Area. 

Dre' holds certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child Welfare, Psychological First Aid, and Human & Social Behavioral Research. He studied African & African-American studies at the University of Ghana in West Africa. Before settling in Florida Dre’ was the Founding Team Leader of New York State’s first Mental Health Crisis Response Unit. Dre’ is now a Self-Employed Psychotherapist, Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University.

In the past, he's served as a School Social Worker and Regional Diversity Facilitator servicing over 65 schools throughout the East Coast. The experienced lobbyist, educator, and activist most recently published an article for the School Social Work Journal on mass shootings in schools. Dré has facilitated countywide initiatives, town hall meetings, panels, professional developments, guest lectured, and presented on the international stage.


Dré Johnson, born and raised in Rochester, NY graduated high school from the country's lowest graduating district for Black and Latino males at an abysmal 9%. Now he is a member of the nation's largest National Honor Society for Social Workers (Phi Alpha). 

He published his first research article as a college student at the State University of New York on systemic racism and its effects on people of color. He was later awarded the Provost Fellowship from Florida Atlantic University to present and publish research for the National Association for Social Work (NASW) Conference. 

Dré also earned the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship along with 40 other top-performing scholars nationwide. Dré is passionate about working with adults and youth as well as educating faculty and staff on topics of mental health, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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