Ms. Mullen- Johnson has over 16 years of experience providing mental health counseling to individuals and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Private Independent Practitioner and a Registered Play Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work at Alabama A&M University.
She has been featured as an expert contributor in The Birmingham Times and within AL.com publications. She has a mental health column in The Birmingham Times that is featured quarterly.
She served on a local nonprofit board, United Dreamers Foundation that focuses on providing at risk students mentoring services, scholarships and benevolence. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She currenlty served on the Advisory Council for STREAM Innovations, Inc., a local nonprofit that helps students develop and explore their passion for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics by providing exposure/experience though the engagement of their passions.
Impassioned about providing useful resources to the community about the importance of mental health awareness and wellness, she launched the Community Mental Health Awareness Initiative in 2019 in partnership with the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services. The initiative’s goals are educate attendees about mental health conditions, provide free community resources, reduce mental health stigmas and debunk false information about mental health. This drove her to host a monthly educational learning sessions on Saturdays at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library free of charge. Even in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, Crystal Mullen-Johnson found ways to continue to further the initiative creating a virtually platform user-friendly and accessible to all.
As an advocate of good physical health and devotee of personal wholeness, she co-hosts yoga sessions with a licensed yoga instructor to offer an alternative to therapeutic practice in coping with mental health issues. Crystal Mullen-Johnson is pioneering a new approach towards personal wholeness and awareness with the emphasis upon developing harmony and balance of mind, body and soul.
She has been recognized by the City of Birmingham as 1 of 200 Front Line Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was recognized by the Mayor’s Office during the 2020 #StrongHer Campaign as a game changer for Birmingham in promoting Mental Health. She is the recipient of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award for 2020. She has been featured as an expert on local radio stations, podcast and the news outlets in both Birmingham, AL and in Charlotte, SC.
A native of Demopolis, AL. Crystal Mullen-Johnson in her leisure enjoys reading, exercising, traveling and spending time with family/friends. She is the founder of Nurture, a book club, which aims to empower women to read, gain knowledge and connect socially to discuss relevant topics. While she enjoys serving in the community to promote change her true joys of life is her 14-year-old son, Ethan Johnson and her Labradoodle, Prince Johnson.