Alicia  Johnson
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Alicia Johnson


Clinical Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
South Berkeley Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Alicia Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a current focus on transitional aged youth and adults. Dr. Johnson’s clients tend to seek therapy to work through issues including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, family conflict, identity issues, difficult transitions, or histories of trauma. Dr. Johnson is particularly passionate about serving clients of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.

In her work with clients, Dr. Johnson takes into account the whole person and their potential for growth, helping them to get in touch with their own inner wisdom in order to move towards change. She holds her clients in the context of their individual identities, and considers the impact that racism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression have on mental health. Her goal is to support clients in finding their voice, taking ownership of their stories, becoming more fully themselves, and standing more confidently in their personal power.

Dr. Johnson’s approach can be described as warm, supportive, and insight-oriented. She aims to empower her clients by building bridges between the past and the present, using the therapy relationship as a means for understanding internal patterns, and what may be keeping those patterns in place. This can lead to deeper self-awareness, paving the way for growth and the possibility of new ways of being and relating to the world.

Dr. Johnson earned her PsyD from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Her experience has included working in elementary and middle schools throughout the Bay Area, as well as community mental health clinics, and San Francisco General Hospital. She has served as a Clinic Director and supervisor to graduate students in training, in addition to working in a group private practice. Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Johnson has provided training to other practitioners in the areas of child development, complex trauma, and Healing Justice.

Message to clients

There are times in life when we realize that something isn't working for us anymore, and we need support to make sense of it all. It can be hard to carry our challenges alone, and a true relief to have someone help us hold them. Together, we will use therapy as an opportunity for you to heal, to evolve, and to grow. Taking this first step can be difficult, but on the other side of it lies the discovery of your full potential.

As a Queer, Black, bicultural, bilingual, first-generation clinician, I know personally the experience of intersectionality, and care deeply about working with others of marginalized identities. Working from a client-centered, psychodynamic framework, my approach is warm, collaborative, and rooted in principles of healing justice and trauma-informed care.

It is my hope to support you in building greater self-understanding and self-compassion, and in developing ways of thinking, feeling, and relating that are more authentic and aligned. I believe that this can put you on the path towards becoming more fully yourself, living in a more joyful and integrated way, and building resilience in an ever-changing world.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Alicia Johnson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

South Berkeley practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am
  • Thu 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Core Insights Psychological Group, Clinician, 2022 - Present
Wright Institute Clinical Services, Director of Assessment Services/Clinical Faculty, 2020 - 2023
UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, Clinician, 2018 - 2020
UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, Clinician, 2017 - 2018
Oakes Children's Center, Clinician, 2016 - 2017
Wright Institute Psychodynamic Clinic, Clinician, 2015 - 2016
Wright Institute School-Based Collaborative, Clinician, 2014 - 2015
The French Red Cross, Clinician, 2013 - 2014

Wright Institute, PsyD Clinical Psychology, 2018
University Paris-Nanterre, MA Clinical Psychology, 2014


California: PSY33151