Sarah Johnson, Therapist in Providence , Rhode Island — Zencare
Sarah  Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Psychologist, PhD Practice: PVD Psychological Associates
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
College Hill Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated October 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Academic challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Sarah Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates. She is licensed in Rhode Island and offers online therapy to individuals and families residing within the state, in addition to my in-person practice in Rhode Island. She provides individual and family therapy to 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.

In addition, Dr. Johnson conducts comprehensive clinical and psychological assessments to understand a child or individual’s strengths and weaknesses and assist with recommendations for treatments and services needed. Her training in psychological and achievement testing as well as my prior work in academic setting 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 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!


Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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.


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


  • 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


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

College Hill practice
382 Thayer Street, Providence , Rhode Island 02906
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 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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