About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson first earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in psychology and her doctorate (PhD) from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in clinical psychology. She completed her internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Then, she completed a 2-year fellowship in adult clinical neuropsychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Following fellowship in 2015, she then stayed on and worked in the psychiatry department providing clinical services (neuropsychological evaluations, psychotherapy) and teaching roles (psychiatry and neuropsychology residents, psychology learners). Dr. Johnson is board certified in adult clinical neuropsychology (formal multi step review process by peers that establishes specialization competency).
Dr. Johnson specializes in both psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, and has developed particular expertise in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with somatoform diagnoses. Examples of this diagnosis include: functional neurological symptom disorder (sometimes referred to as conversion disorder) which includes conditions like psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, functional movement disorders, and chronic pain. The CBT approach Dr. Johnson uses in therapy also can be effective for coping with neurological or chronic medical conditions (Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraines, etc.). CBT is also effective for those in helping professions (an example might be a physician or healthcare worker who is experiencing increased stress, possibly from their job). In addition, Dr. Johnson uses CBT when treating individuals related to workers compensation claims with goals such as return to work.