When I grew up, I always knew that I wanted to be of help to others and I knew that I wanted to be a psychologist. Also growing up in a big family taught me the importance and the value of working together, collaboration and the fact that no matter how much one knows about something we can always increase our knowledge. In fact, I can safely say that in most of my opportunities to help others, invariably I learned not only more about working with various issues and diversity of people but about myself as well. Over the years I have worked in many racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and diverse age communities across the country and over a wide range of issues and challenges spanning over 25 years. These include depression anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and my approach Is highly collaborative where we will seek to venture down the pathway to healing and feeling better together. Regarding your challenges and discomfort, you are the expert I Am the partner with you and together we will forge a way out of what might seem like darkness into the light. I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist PSY27260
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I’ve gotten the perfect advice from dr johnson before and i appreciate him for helping me find my own way to sort my life problems :))
I really love Dr. Woody, he is just awesome! He is a great listening and really helped me realize somethings within myself that I did not consider. He's prompt with his responses and always has my best interest at heart. Sometimes I wish he didn't have so many clients so I can pick whatever session I desire, but that just shows that his work is in high demand.
Dr Johnson and I worked for about a year. He’s has helped me find s purpose as well as The structure to make the purpose, possible. Thank you so much Dr. Johnson.
Dr. Johnson, brought me to a much better place now and feel I have the ability to trust myself and can now make more informed decisions and decisions out of love for myself from this place. So grateful for his commitment, experienced perspective, and on going support.
He has been a huge help in me getting out of my depression after a devastating breakup. He hold me accountable, but is super understanding of my feelings at the same time. I feel like I can be safe and honest with him knowing he has advice to help me navigate the storm I’m in.
Dr. Johnson has been consistent in his support of my progress. I would recommend him to anyone.
He's the best of the best
Has begun helping me in my process to better manage my anxiety and depression in only a couple sessions. He provides an avenue for balanced and objective thought along with exercises for me to work on until our next session. His calm demeanor, attentiveness and (active/reactive) level of engagement are exactly what I wanted in a therapist. I look forward to our sessions, his help and guidance and plan to continue our working relationship as long as I need it.
So far so great. I started therapy due to a recent trauma and I’ve been able to navigate that process very effectively with the doctors guidance.
Dr Johnson has been very helpful and by listening to his advice, my anxiety management has improved exponentially
In just a few sessions, Dr. Johnson has altered the way I operate in life. His calm soul, open ear and sage-like guidance has put me on a path that I could have never found alone. I recommend him to anyone who is truly serious about making a change. I feel so lucky to have Dr. Johnson as my therapist and look forward to every session we have together.
Dr. Johnson is extraordinary. My sessions with him empowered me to take chance and grow. I am grateful to have worked with him.
Dr. Johnson’s thoughtful, kind, and calm demeanor was extremely supportive in my process. He was able to listen and guide me with questions, materials and practices that immediately started me on a path of growth and healing.
There is a balance in the way Dr. Johnson works with me, and it's something I truly appreciate. He truly makes it easy to open up to him about the things I find challenging and hard to work through. I am beyond grateful to have met him, and even more so to be working with him. Thank you Dr. Johnson!
Dr. Woody has been great! I feel like we've made great progress in a relatively short time. I'm very happy with how our sessions are going.
Dr. Johnson has been a great resource of wisdom from years of clinical and lived experience. A great listener and helpful set of ears.
Dr. Johnson would say change is sparked internally, and he may be right, but I attribute a shift in perspective to his help and guidance. In 4 months time, I have a more loving view of myself, my friends & family, and the world as a whole. If you’re hesitant about therapy like I was, I can say with confidence, Dr. Johnson is competent and trustworthy. I’m glad I went down this path.
I worked with Dr. Johnson for a few months and learned a number of powerful cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques that I use often. He is kind, his explanations are useful and clear, and his advice has helped me recover more quickly from emotional setbacks. It's even helped my family as I've brought some techniques to my husband and daughter.
Dr. Johnson is an excellent therapist for those who are action focused and ready to make changes in their life. His approach of listening, understanding AND easy to follow steps for behavior changes that you have control over has been highly effective in improving my relationships - work. personal and with myself.
Dr. Johnson is very caring and professional
Dr. Johnson has helped me navigate the difficulties in my life. He has helped me to think about things differently and address my biases. Very grateful for his help.
Dr. Johnson is so kind, understanding, and made me feel like a priority. He was punctual, flexible, and professional. I struggle with social anxiety and he has been able to effortlessly provide tools which help me overcome the gripping fear and immobilization I feel when in some social situations. He was unafraid to hold me accountable while also lending a helping a hand when I struggled. If I didn't show up or I rescheduled a session, he reached out to check in. The small things matter and Dr. Johnson was always so mindful of my feelings and operated in a gentle, caring way. He also gives great life advice! He was willing to dive down any rabbit hole I was interested in discussing with him. I unequivocally recommend Dr. Johnson.
At the beginnings of 2019, I started a startup with some of my friends without knowing the responsibility it was. The first couple of months were great, we were having a lot of customers and we could hire people to work in our startup. After that, we started having even more responsibility because we were doing great without knowing how to really manage a business. When Covid started, we kept working like crazy, the only difference was that we couldn’t go out and socialize with other people anymore.
I bought a pet to have company since I wasn’t living close to my family, and she became my family. A couple of months later, my puppy got hit by a car and died. The pain I was feeling and the stress I was going through made my mental health go really bad. I had to stop the business and take a flight to see my family because I wasn’t feeling mentally or physically capable of doing anything. It was a very hard time for me.
When I came back, I decided to get some help, and luckily I found Dr. Johnson. He helped me to understand a lot of things about myself and about us human beings.
Now, I feel better than ever both mentally and physically, I feel a more balanced life. Also, now I know that life has its ups and downs. If you do things that you know are right for yourself, you shouldn’t worry when you are feeling down because you are going to be two steps up already.
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me Dr. Johnson. I’m grateful and lucky for having the opportunity to be your patient.
My diagnosis is Complex PTSD. Dr. Johnson has a calm reassuring manner. He is a
a patient listener...& asks me IF he could make a suggestion. Today I told him I do
appreciate his EGO is not involved in my growth/recovery. I am intelligent and very
confident - however my relationships have not been as satifyiing as I wish since the PTSD experiences hindered my desired practice of vulnerability especially with my daughter...I plan to continue with "Woody".
Dr. Woodruff Johnson
Dr Johnson is extremely responsive to my messages and very perceptive in helping me deal with my somewhat difficult issues. One, being a caregiver for my memory impaired Husband.
I was very comfortable with him on our zoom sessions as well. He listens well and offers excellent advice while encouraging me to realize that my “light” is still illuminating my path even while I was feeling it to be dimming,
I highly recommend him as an insightful, friendly, knowledgeable, professional and helpful counselor.
I am still getting to know Dr. Woody, but I’m the little time we’ve spoken he’s very honest and easy to talk to
I have worked with Dr. Johnson now for about two months and boy do I feel and notice a difference. What I appreciate about Dr. Johnson is that while he is a great listener, he always references books or ideas to help you think deeper. During or after talking over a few things, he asks very tough and insightful questions that get you to work on the things you may need to uncover or face. The fact that he gives me reading suggestions and even small tasks to work on has been really helpful mentally (and sometimes even emotionally). Dr. Johnson is patient, kind, and an incredibly easy person to talk to. I appreciate his realness and honesty. I trust him and he trusts me to do the work with myself. It's a solid partnership and I cannot wait to see what else we will work on together during our sessions. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson!
Dr Johnson is patient, considerate, easy to talk to, and is exactly what I was looking for when I set out to start one on one therapy. I always come out of our sessions feeling better than when I went in. Very grateful to have been connected with him.
I had very complicated issues and was mentally unstable for quite a while. Dr. Johnson was able to understand these issues and work from my perspective as a basis and help make shifts towards a healthier me. He also recommends books, based on what's going on, that offer great insight towards being happier and more productive in life. I would trust Dr. Johnson with issues I struggle with as he seems capable of giving great insight in many topics.
I’ve been working with Dr. Johnson for a while now and he has definitely been of great help to me. Dr. Johnson took the time to go over some techniques with me to help me manage my thoughts and live a better life. I liked that he asks questions to get to know you better and really get to the root of the problem. I fully recommend him he is a knowledgeable man and would be beneficial to anyone.
Dr. Johnson has made a big difference in the short time that we have been working together. He is kind, gentle, and encouraging. He seems to understand me and somehow puts my thoughts into better words than I can! Dr. Johnson validated feelings and thoughts that I have had for many years and that alone has made my life that much better!
Dr. Johnson is really wonderful! He has a very calming voice which is nice when my anxiety acts up. He is assisting me in organizing my busy life of sick family member, school, kids, and marriage. He is educating me on some useful skills and tools to further benefit me to progressing into the future version of myself that I seek. So far I am very happy and feel more aligned than when I started. I am hopeful for future progress and happy with how far I have already come. Thank you Dr. Woody
Dr Woodruff is a very compassionate individual. He provides deep introspection to helps uplift and empower. One can navigate complex social situations with ease through his advice. Thanks Dr Woodruff! I am fortunate to be around you!
Dr. Woody is fantastic! He has a breadth of knowledge and is well adept and identifying a plan of action. He is very good at probing to find any triggers that activate whatever problems his patients are dealing with.