After studying both psychology and religious studies during college, I had a desire to explore the intersection of faith and mental health. Inspired by the personal stories of those in my family and community, I came to develop a deep curiosity about how those with mental health issues navigate this life. This passion led med to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, where I earned a PhD in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in Christian Leadership. Throughout graduate school, my clinical and research interests included posttraumatic adjustment, community reintegration, religious coping, meaning making, neuropsychology, and attachment theory.
I believe in a holistic approach to people that addresses a person’s individual, familial, communal, physical, mental, and spiritual concerns. Because the transformative power of relationships can bring value and meaning to one’s life, my work with clients takes a relational approach to healing. Within the context of the therapeutic relationship, our work together will consist of creating a space in which you can openly and honestly reflect on your experiences, questions, challenges, and joys. As a therapist, I enjoy working individuals of all ages who are facing trauma, chronic mental illness, anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, and issues related to faith and spirituality.
Dr. Megan Johnson is a psychological assistant (PSB94023778) under the supervision of Dr. Quincee Gideon (PSY29352).