Debra Johnson, PhD
Dr. Johnson is a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience. Her specialty is sleep-related disorders. She provides treatment for adults regarding relationship issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, or stress. She has had formal training in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches. Dr. Johnson has plans to retire in 2024. She is not taking new clients, but she continues to work with current and returning clients.
Dr. Johnson is a native of Kansas who completed her undergraduate work at the University of Kansas. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology through DePaul University in Chicago. She moved from Chicago to North Carolina in 1982 to do an internship at Duke University Medical Center, with a specialization in pediatric psychology. She subsequently worked in several inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent treatment centers and served as a program director on an adolescent psychiatric unit for four years. Since 1987, Dr. Johnson has also maintained a part-time private practice, in which she treated children, adolescents, and adults. She held an assistant professor appointment through the University of North Carolina for her role in the training of psychology interns, social work students, and child psychiatry fellows, until her move back to Kansas in 1995. Since that time, she has worked in private practice in Overland Park.