Emily Johnson(Supervised by Dr. Jennifer Karp)
Emily provides psychological services to children and adolescents. She offers individual therapy to children and youth who are experiencing a range of difficulties such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, low self-esteem, anger, interpersonal problems, emotion regulation difficulties, and parent-child relational conflict. Emily also provides psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents in order to evaluate learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and gifted status.
Emily uses a family-focused approach to working with children, youth, and their parents. She aims to create a warm and empathic relationship with her clients in order to help them work toward their treatment goals. Her therapeutic approach may be described as cognitive behavioural (CBT) at its core, although she integrates principles from her training in emotion focused therapy (EFT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), play therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Emily completed her B.A. (Honours) in Psychology with a Minor in Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology (child specialization) from the University of Windsor in 2014, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. She received training and worked in various community clinics in Windsor, including the Regional Children’s Centre and Children First. Most recently, Emily completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Emily is currently working as an associate in Dr. Karp’s practice. She plans to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario after defending her doctoral dissertation. She maintains membership in national and local psychological associations. She has published and presented her research in peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences. She is passionate about working with children and youth, and keeps up to date on current developments in the field by regularly attending child-focused educational workshops and lectures.