Psychology has always been a calling for me. I decided on this profession when I was 12 years old and made it my life's mission. There are so many people in this world who suffer in silence, who burn without ever realizing they're on fire. Healing and growth shouldn't be a privilege, it's a right. My goal is to help people find their voice, embrace vulnerability, nurture their strengths, and have a laugh in the process.
Dr. Monica Johnson is a clinical psychologist and owner of Kind Mind Psychology, a private practice in NYC that specializes in evidence-based approaches to treating a wide range of mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders). Additionally, she has a focus on working with marginalized groups of people including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and alternative lifestyles to manage minority stress. She is also dedicated to contributing to her field professionally through speaking, training, supervision, and writing. She routinely speaks at conferences, provides training and workshops at organizations, supervises mental health trainees, and co-authored a book for professionals on addressing race-based stress in therapy. She is the host of Savvy Psychologist, a mental health podcast.
Dr. Johnson currently lives in Manhattan where she indulges in horror movies, sarcasm, and intentional introversion. You can find her on Instagram.
Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, completed her Psy.D. at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, and completed her postdoctoral training year at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN.
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