It's Complicated

Alicia Johnson

Clinical Psychologist (PsyD)

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD, The Wright Institute)
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About me

I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and trained in both community mental health and school-based settings. I then went on to complete my internship and postdoctoral fellowship with the University of California San Francisco General Hospital, where I specialized in working with children, youth, and parents who have experienced trauma. I am passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan, and of diverse identities and social locations, including the LGBTQ+ community. I identify as both bicultural and bilingual, and am able to provide services in English as well as French. Please note: I am not taking on new clients at this time.
Personal development
Psychodynamic therapy

My approach

I believe in the power of a warm, holding, and consistent therapeutic relationship as the catalyst for profound and long-lasting change. Working from a client-centered, psychodynamic, and relational framework, I aim first and foremost to create an environment within which one can feel secure enough to enter into the journey of self-exploration that is the therapeutic process. My goal is to support my clients in building bridges between the past and the present, using the therapeutic relationship as a means for understanding internal patterns, and what may be keeping those patterns in place. This, in turn, leads to deeper self-awareness, paving the way for growth and the possibility of new ways of being and relating to the world.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA — Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, 2018 University of Paris-Nanterre, Nanterre, France — Master 1 Clinical Psychology, 2014 University of Paris-Descartes, Paris, France —Licence de Psychologie, 2013 University of Paris-La Sorbonne—Advanced Level French Language (C2), 2011 Guilford College, Greensboro, NC — B.A. Psychology and English Literature, 2010

: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Core Insights Psychological Group, Inc.; Oakland, CA 2020-Present: Director of Assessment Services, The Wright Institute Clinical Services. Clinical Faculty, The Wright Institute; Berkeley, CA 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital Child Trauma Research Program-Tipping Point Mental Health Initiative; San Francisco, CA 2017-2018: Predoctoral Intern, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital Child and Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program; San Francisco, CA 2016-2017: Practicum, Oakes Children’s Center; San Francisco, CA 2015-2016: Practicum, The Wright Institute Psychodynamic Clinic; Berkeley, CA 2014-2015: Practicum, The Wright Institute School-Based Collaboration; Berkeley, CA 2013-2014: Practicum, The French Red Cross; Paris, France 2012-2013: Practicum, Centre Médico-Psychologique (CATTP); La Courneuve, France
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