Dr. Sasha Johnson is a strong, resilient, zealous woman who strives to provide needed resources to the community; focusing on Mental Health and Advocacy for those who cannot be a voice for themselves.
She is a licensed professional counselor, author, radio host, professor, and inspirational speaker. She is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called Sister’s 2nd Chance. She is finishing the coursework to achieve her Doctorate Degree in Philosophy of Psychology with a focus on General Psychology. She is a National Certified Counselor whose mission is to inspire and motivate as many individuals as possible.
Sasha is also one of the radio hosts of a talk show called Off The Script under the platform of Power 108.9 in Atlanta, GA. This radio show focuses on mental health concerns, and relationship aspects and provides motivational content.
Mental health is a topic that needs to be at the forefront more than ever. How did your mental health advocacy work begin and what do you want your legacy to be as a mental health professional?
Dr. Sasha: My Mental Health Advocacy began due to personal experiences. It was those specific experiences that gave me the push I needed to dive right in. It was also the motivation behind becoming an expert in the field so that I could better serve the community in my full capacity. I want my legacy as a Mental Health Professional to be reflected in the abundance of resources left behind so that my endeavors may continue thriving and providing for the community long after I am gone.
As a therapist, would you recommend that all therapists attend therapy? Why or why not?
Dr. Sasha: Yes, I absolutely recommend it! I feel this way because as therapists we take on our consumers’ struggles, and we need an outlet as well.
What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Dr. Sasha: I enjoy being able to teach my people how to navigate life while giving themselves gratitude.
What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve overcome as a public figure and entrepreneur?
Dr. Sasha: One of the biggest challenges I’ve been faced with is having balance and understanding that reading the room and discernment is a must.
How have you come to this successful point in your career while being a mom and navigating numerous companies and endeavors?
Dr. Sasha: My how is honestly the motivation that I gain from being a mother to my boys. If I did not have my sons, I might not have had the willpower to achieve the heights that I currently have. Basically, I wanted to be an example for them!
We would love to learn more about Sasha Mercedes, LLC, and Inside and Out Consulting. What would you like to share with our readers about these entities as the CEO?
Dr. Sasha: Sasha Mercedes is Sasha as the Motivational Speaker, Author, and Advocate. Inside and Out is a resource within itself where one can find assistance to navigate the trials that life throws at us through Professional Counseling and Coaching. Both of which are near and dear to my heart.
What words of encouragement would you leave our readers that are currently struggling with their mental health?
Dr. Sasha: Remember that failures are necessary to gain the success that you want in life!
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