Marty Johnston, LCP

Marty is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist.  He earned both his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s degree from Emporia State University.  Marty had a distinguished career in a community mental health setting for over 30 years before deciding to pursue part time employment.  His position at Responsive Centers currently is as a clinician at one of the high schools where he provides therapy support at the school for students needing mental health, as opposed to, academic support. 

Through his work in community mental health, he gained  extensive experience diagnosing and treating children, teens and adults with mild to significant mental health issues.  Marty worked for ten years as a member of a Forensic team, nearly two years as a Clinician working with children and families, and spent the last 18 plus years doing crisis work and  initial assessments.  Marty is knowledgeable of community resources and has experience with varied community agencies and schools.  Marty is adept at crisis intervention and has extensive experience in hospitalization screenings for children and adults. 

Marty operates primarily from a framework of Solution Focused therapy techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Strategies.  His approach tends toward Brief Therapy (4-6 sessions) with ongoing monitoring of symptoms and progress toward identified goals.   Thirty plus years as a clinician has allowed for continued education in all diagnosis areas.  Marty has extensive experience working with Anxiety disorders, Panic, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD,  Dual Diagnosis (mental health/substance use) as well as Autism Spectrum and the more severe mental health issues.   

Marty has two children now in college at KU.  He enjoys being physically active, sports, classic cars, time with friends and family, and home improvement projects. 



Get In Touch

More Questions?

Contact Our Office

About Us

Responsive Centers for Psychology and Learning
7501 College Blvd, Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66210-2505

Phone (913) 451-8550
Fax (913) 469-5266

General email inquiries

Recent Posts

Black Lives Matter

The past few weeks of devastating news and our nation’s history of racial violence is distressing, and it only reaffirms our commitment to the work that we do. Like many of you, we are outraged and saddened by the tragedies of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud...

Regarding the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We closed our offices effective March 21, 2020, due to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing. We are now beginning to reopen our office as our clinicians become vaccinated and we feel it is safe to see patients in person. While it remains each clinician’s choice...

Your Child’s ADHD Is an Iceberg

Your Child’s ADHD Is an Iceberg Attention deficit disorder that is multi-faceted, far-reaching, and largely hidden. What caregivers and educators see poking above the surface is just a fraction of ADHD symptoms. This is critical to keep in mind and to guide your daily...

Pandemic Spurs Concern About Suicide Among KC-Area Youths

Dr. Mitchell Douglass has watched the last couple of weeks with increasing alarm. As the medical director of The University of Kansas Health System Marillac Campus, an inpatient child psychiatric facility in Overland Park, Kansas, Douglass has seen more and more beds...