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Managing Director

Licensed Psychologist #3292

EAGALA Advanced Certified

Specializations and Expertise: 

Co-founder and Managing Director of SPS, Dr. Johnson has been a psychologist for more than 25 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 an Advanced 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.


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 believe a therapist can only take their clients as far as they have gone themselves, which makes my growth and personal development one of my highest priorities"

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