Dr. Johnson works with adults in the Anxiety Center.
About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson grew up in the Pacific Northwest and earned her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University. She completed a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Central Washington University prior to earning her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Idaho State University. She completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology on Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Dr. Johnson has demonstrated, throughout her graduate and postgraduate training, a commitment to evidenced-based treatment of psychological problems. She has a wide range of training and experience in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, mood, and substance-related disorders, behavioral treatment for depression, and parent management training for disruptive childhood behaviors. During her internship at a psychiatric hospital (Neuropsychiatric Institute), Dr. Johnson gained experience working with highly distressed adults and adolescents with a range of disorders, often exacerbated by complex issues and suicide-related concerns. She also has a strong background in behavioral theory and interpersonal therapy. She uses these skills in conjunction with other treatments to address challenges related to self-harm, emotion dysregulation, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and general stress. Dr. Johnson has experience working with youth and adults in both individual and group formats.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Johnson continues to be involved in research. She has participated in multiple research projects aimed at better understanding emotion regulation, as well as several clinical research trials focused on the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.