About the Practice


​Ray Johnston Counseling Services is a private practice that has operated in Nacogdoches, TX since 1990.

Ray values quality of attention  and offers flexibility in order to meet the complex needs of his clients. His practice covers a broad spectrum of topics and issues. People from all backgrounds are welcome.



  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Member of Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)


  • Extensive experience working with issues related to alcohol and drugs
  • Bachelors degree in Psychology with honors from Southern Methodist University in 1972
  • Licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Texas State Board of Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Professional for the Department of Transportation since 2004
  • Frequent adjunct professor for Stephen F. Austin School of Social Work courses
  • Conducted over 500 seminars and workshops on a wide range of mental health topics

About Ray Johnston

L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., S.A.P.

Education and Background


  • ​​Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984
  • Provider of Employer Assistance Programs (EAP)