Dr. Woodruff Johnson

Psychologist

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA Psychologist PSY27260


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Woodruff Johnson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

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 :))

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, and coaching

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.

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Johnson has been consistent in his support of my progress. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with

He's the best of the best

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Johnson,
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.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr Johnson has been very helpful and by listening to his advice, my anxiety management has improved exponentially

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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.

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Woodruff for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Johnson is extraordinary. My sessions with him empowered me to take chance and grow. I am grateful to have worked with him.

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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!

Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Johnson has been a great resource of wisdom from years of clinical and lived experience. A great listener and helpful set of ears.

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Johnson is very caring and professional

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

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.

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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".

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.
Maxine

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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!

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

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!

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

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!

Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Woodruff for 2 weeks

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.

Work with me!