Let’s Succeed Together
From tackling decisions to reaching important milestones, our goal is to assist organizations and institutions with external support for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) on their paths to success. We are fueled by our commitment to excellence and go the extra mile to make sure clients are fully satisfied with our work.
MEET THE FOUNDER & CEO
Tuesdai Johnson, MS, ATR, Resident in Counseling
Tuesdai Johnson is an Art Therapist, Licensed Resident in Counseling and owner of Closing the Gap. Tuesdai obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mississippi State University and is a proud graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School where she obtained a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling.
Tuesdai has worked in a variety of mental health capacities to include schools, intensive in-home, juvenile detention, residential treatment and outpatient facilities. There, she provided art therapy, case management, psychoeducation, and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and groups with a host of mental health needs and concerns not limited to Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, and both Grief and Loss.
As a graduate student, Tuesdai conducted research on The Graduate School Experience of Art Therapy Students of Color to later be presented at the 2018 American Art Therapy Association’s Conference, and in 2020 co-authored as a published brief report entitled, “Art Therapy Students of Color: The Experience of Seven Graduate Students,” Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.
With research and personal experiences in mind, Tuesdai created Closing the Gap, LLC. “Malcolm X once said, ‘If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.’ Closing the Gap is my stand against inadequate representation and support for the BIPOC and neighboring communities.”
For additional information or to schedule a consultation, please email me at Tuesdai@closingthegapva.com