SALISBURY, MD – June 15, 2021 – Hudson Behavioral Health has hired Veron Johnson to serve as a mental health therapist at its Salisbury-based Main Campus and in its six-month recovery home program. In this role, Johnson will work with patients beginning at their intake appointment to diagnose and treat mental health disorders throughout their stay.
“About half of all our patients have a co-occurring mental health disorder, be it depression, anxiety, ADHD or another challenge – in fact, it is in a quest to numb or ‘quiet’ the disorder that often drives people into drug and alcohol use,” said Leslie Brown, CEO at Hudson Behavioral Health. “Veron comes to us with a great deal of experience, and we believe he will be tremendous help to our patients as they navigate recovery.”
Johnson earned his Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Most recently he served as a Mental Health Professional Counselor at the Maryland Department of Health in Snow Hill and before that as a Co-Occurring Mental Health Therapist at Tidal Health. During his career he has also worked as a Mental Health Graduate Professional Counselor and a Coordinator of Special Programs, both at the Maryland Department of Health, a School Residential Counselor at Benedictine School, an Adjunct Instructor at Sojourner Douglas College and a Program Coordinator at Somerset Community Service. Earlier in his career he held several posts at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
Johnson was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. He was nominated in 2020 as one of the Eastern Shores “100 Most Distinguished Men.” Johnson was recognized for his work as a Mental Health Therapist on the Eastern Shore, and for providing workshops at the 3rd Annual African American Boys Conference that was held at Salisbury University in July 2019 and the Men’s Conference held in November 2019 by the Kent County Local Management Board and the Keys Foundation