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Women in Wellness: “Take your time, enjoy the journey, and trust the process” With Dr. Katandria Love Johnson

I can honestly say when I went into starting my first business, it was done with my eyes wide open. That is not to say that I did not make mistakes. However, every “wish” boils down to the choice asking. Those three “wishes” would be: 1) take your time; 2) enjoy the journey; and 3) […]

I can honestly say when I went into starting my first business, it was done with my eyes wide open. That is not to say that I did not make mistakes. However, every “wish” boils down to the choice asking. Those three “wishes” would be: 1) take your time; 2) enjoy the journey; and 3) trust the process. Those are my three choices because in life you will make mistakes. The key is whether or not you learn from your failures.


Asa part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Katandria Love Johnson. Dr. Johnson is multi-lingual, nationally certified in speech-language pathology, autism specialty, public health, integrative nutrition, and lifestyle medicine. Johnson has spent over 20 years working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children with a variety of speech-language-hearing disorders in her private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is the founder of Dr. Love’s Healthcare, a non-profit helping multicultural families gain continuity and coordination of care for pediatric rehabilitation therapies and a second business, Dr. Love’s Integrative Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, LLC, helping families live healthier lives.


Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

I have spent over 20 years working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children with a variety of speech-language-hearing disorders in private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. My interest is in making life better for children through holistic mental, physical and spiritual assessment of the family and child’s needs.

Can you share your top three “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing?

My top three lifestyle tweaks are: 1) daily devotion and meditation; 2) weekly, solitude for journal reflection; and 3) monthly detox regimen.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career?

The most interesting experience of my career has been serving as a guest speaker around the world. Through such experiences, I have learned that regardless of racial, ethnic background, we all wish to be loved, accepted and encouraged to serve in away that gives value to our lives.

Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

When the businesses grew, I failed to see the need to develop a team, losing time, money and burning out. My mentors encouraged me to start with a small group of team members that would commit to advancing the cause. That decision to trust others to manage my businesses gave me the freedom to enjoy what I do while protecting my personal time for family, friends and non-profit endeavors.

When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?

K&K Services was designed 22 years ago to offer families of children with special healthcare needs access to rehabilitation therapies that will improve the health of their child. As a result of such services, research, publications and speaking engagements have resulted in improving the lives of families as well as service providers. Recent healthcare changes prompted an expansion into the non-profit area to help families gain continuity of care with rehabilitation therapies. Such families carry a heavy burden caring for children with lifelong disabilities, which prompted an expansion of a subsidiary business, Dr. Love’s Integrative Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine. This add-on service assists parents and other caregiver access to the healthy lifestyle they desire to care for themselves and their special needs children. Whether local or international, such services are available at our office, over the phone or through a HIPAA compliant telemedicine portal in several languages. Without good health, nothing else in life can be enjoyed. It is with this concept, that my lifelong goal is to make life better for not only children, but also those who live my motto: “serve, make an impact and leave a legacy.”

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

Many mentors guided me along the path to success. I thank my family members (parents, brother) and sister-in-law for aiding in my personal development. They I am grateful to my professional mentors, Drs. Dolores Battle, Hortencia Kayser and Shawn Jeffries for aiding me in my professional development. I am also eternally grateful to the Ambassador Theodore Roosevelt Britton, Jr. for assisting in my legacy development. Finally, to the love of my life, KLD, for visiting my church and renewing my vision to serve in my creation role.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?

Mindfulness. Living in the moment and accepting change as an opportunity to grow rather than a barrier from necessary change.

What is your “3 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

I can honestly say when I went into starting my first business, it was done with my eyes wide open. That is not to say that I did not make mistakes. However, every “wish” boils down to the choice asking. Those three “wishes” would be: 1) take your time; 2) enjoy the journey; and 3) trust the process. Those are my three choices because in life you will make mistakes. The key is whether or not you learn from your failures.

Do you have a “girl-crush” in this industry? If you could take one person to brunch, who would it be? (Let another “woman in wellness” know that you respect her as a teacher and guide! )

My “girl-crush” would be a tie between Drs. Jeneen Ridgeway and Krystal J. Barnett, as their health and wellness guidance has helped me and my family.

Sustainability, veganism, mental health and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

Sustainability is the most near and dear cause to me. I believe that without sustainability, the other causes mentioned cannot be properly addressed to effect long-term change.

What is the best way our readers can follow you on social media?

Dr. K.L. Johnson Facebook Page, Follow the Instagram page and see the latest on her LinkedIn profile.

Thank you for these fantastic insights!

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