NJ License #3292
- Adult (individual) therapy; child and adolescent therapy; family therapy; couple therapy; group therapy (Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Group, Adolescent Psychotherapy Group, Young Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Group [The Breakfast Club], "Roaring Twenties" Young Adult Psychotherapy Group)
- Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction; codependency; eating disorders; QuitSmart smoking-cessation program; grief and loss; anxiety; depression; women's issues; general adult issues; self-esteem issues; adoption issues
- Psychodynamic therapy; object relations therapy
- Horse-Powered Growth and Learning (horse-assisted programs)
Co-founder and director of SPS, Dr. Johnson has been a psychologist for more than 20 years. She specializes in a broad range of addictions and mental health issues, and she counsels individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages. She is also one of the few psychologists in New Jersey who is a Certified Equine Psychotherapist, harnessing horses—her passion—to help her clients heal and grow. Intensely driven to help others on their journeys, Dr. Johnson combines empathy, creativity, and a playful sense of humor. She gives on-site trainings to schools and community organizations in her areas of expertise.
Read Dr. Johnson's article "What If Your Solution Is A Horse! Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning," which appeared in the New Jersey Psychological Association's e-newsletter, The Mind/Body Connection.
PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
MA in Psychology, Edinburgh University (Scotland)
Certified QuitSmart Instructor
EAGALA Certified Equine Psychotherapist
New Jersey Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists
“After the challenges and transformations in my own life, I have a personal commitment to helping kids in the difficult preteen and teen years, and to helping people recover from addiction. I'm also thrilled to combine my professional expertise with my passion for horses via Horse-Powered Growth and Learning, which includes horse-assisted psychotherapy. I continue to work incessantly on my personal growth so I can bring the rewards to my clients.”