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Sarah Johnson(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island
Adolescent mental health-Academic challenges- Anxiety - Depression-College & graduate student mental health-Neuropsychological testing-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I am grateful that you are here! My focus during therapy and testing is to build an open and trusting collaborative relationship, while helping my clients to develop strategies to cope more effectively and reach their goals. I try to create a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental space for my clients to feel supported and heard.

I have extensive, advanced training in evidence-based therapy such as CBT and DBT. I tailor my treatment approaches while considering the context of my clients's culture and beliefs. I would be happy to talk more and answer any questions that you might have. I look forward to getting to know you and working together!

Work and Education

PVD Psychological Associates, Clinical Psychologist
Lifespan School Solutions, Bradley School, Staff Psychologist
Brown University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Clinical Psychology
Newton Public Schools, Psychology Intern

Northeastern University, PhD, 2018
Columbia University, MA, 2010


Rhode Island: PS01840




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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (45min)
  • Initial session:$275 (45min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed