About Next Chapter


At nextchapterco.org, Veteran leaders, healthcare professionals, and community support agencies join in a collaborative team to deliver the best support for many of life’s challenges, helping Veterans and their families write their next chapter.

Transitioning after military service can be difficult for veterans or their family members. The challenges have remained the same, whether transitioning from military life last week, ten years, or even 60 years ago.

If you are a Veteran or a family member and need assistance, contact us at nextchapterco.org. We will assist you with finding services to help navigate the challenges of your military service transition and beyond. Let us help you write your next chapter.

Rodger Johnson is our frontline responder for Veterans and family members wishing to make appointments through Next Chapter. Reach out to Rodger and make your appointment today!

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Meet Rodger A. Johnson, Jr., LPC-C
Program Manager

Rodger Allen Johnson, Jr., is a Master’s Level Behavioral Health Clinician with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is currently earning hours towards licensure (LPC-C) and holds the Suicide Prevention Program Manager role at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center. Rodger has been recognized for serving in the military from February 2004 to November 2015, with multiple deployments to the Middle East. His clinical experience is broad and includes but is not limited to treating childhood trauma, marital health, depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide prevention. Rodger is passionate about Behavioral Health because serving those who have suffered or are suffering from trauma or mental health is near and dear to his heart—providing those individuals with tools and hope for the future. Rodger enjoys paint balling, playing basketball, off-roading, hiking, and video games in his spare time.