*Dr. Johnson is currently on leave for the next few months. Other therapists in our group conduct testing and therapy in a similar style to Dr. Johnson*
Dr. Sarah Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates. She is licensed in Rhode Island and offers online and in-person therapy to individuals and families in Rhode Island. She also conducts Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Testing, and Achievement Testing for individuals ages 7 and older. She provides individual and family therapy to older children, adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages. Her areas of interest and specialization include anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, academic and behavioral challenges, management of ADHD, and parenting difficulties. Dr. Johnson incorporates evidence-based practices such Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), using a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental approach.
Dr. Johnson’s training in Neuropsychological and Achievement testing, as well as her prior work in academic settings, has provided her with invaluable knowledge that informs her clinical work. Dr. Johnson especially enjoys being able to help individuals and families who are seeking support in accessing resources within their academic or workplace environments.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
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
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Neuropsychological testing - Evaluations of general brain functioning, as well as assessment for changes or impairments. Typically involves an interview, as well as series of tests.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
PVD Psychological Associates, Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Lifespan School Solutions, Bradley School, Staff Psychologist, 2020 - 2021
Brown University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Clinical Psychology, 2018 - 2020
Newton Public Schools, Psychology Intern, 2017 - 2018
Northeastern University, PhD, 2018
Columbia University, MA, 2010
Rhode Island: PS01840