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Alison W. Johnson, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #3292

Specializations and Expertise: 

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

Professional Association Memberships: 

New Jersey Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists

(908) 273-5558 ext 112

“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.”

482 Springfield Avenue
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director