Chad Johnson


Chad Johnson, PhD, is an associate professor of human relations and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma. He has published numerous scholarly articles as the lead author for the Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology. He is passionate about understanding love, relationships, and finding fulfillment in life.

Dr. Johnson is also an experienced licensed psychologist who provides coaching, consulting, and counseling for a wide range of issues such as dating, relationships, love, and finding personal meaning, purpose, and self-expansion. Essentially, his approach to relationship coaching consists of helping clients meet their personal goals through imaginatively exploring their lives and concerns more deeply in the context of a supportive and collaborative relationship. Through a strengths-focused process he facilitates clients discovering deeper self-understanding and awareness, recognizing their core values and goals for dating and relationships; thus, leading to expanded meaning, aliveness, and engagement with oneself and fulfillment in one’s connections.

When not working to assist clients in reaching their relationship and life goals or training future mental health counselors, he spends time with his two children, Jade and Gabriel, who recently moved to Brooklyn, NY. He also enjoys escaping on his Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and riding around the countryside with destinations unknown. He has two furry companions at home, his dog, Aspen, a Siberian Husky, and his cat, Mysty, evil incarnate.