Debbie Johnson, MEd., is Samaritan Counseling Center’s Clinical Director. She earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos (renamed Texas State University in 2003) and her Master’s in Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Her 37 years in public education has spanned from being an elementary school teacher, educational diagnostician, school counselor, and a special education/ Licensed Professional Counselor. With over 13 years of experience in the field of counseling, she has mentored counselors-in-training and focused upon meeting the mental health needs of children and adolescents. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family and friends in addition to running/walking. Debbie is dedicated in helping others to disover and re-discover their purpose in life as they face challenges in their life journey.