Melissa J Johnson

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
10 Endorsed
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Melissa J Johnson

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
10 Endorsed

Location

Institute For Girls' Development
95 N. Marengo Ave.
Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 782-5928 x108
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Flourish Therapy + Wellness Center
95 North Marengo Avenue
Suite 205
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 782-5928
Announcement icon During the COVID 19 health crisis, all of our individual, family and group therapy services are offered securely online. We're here for you!

About

Are you looking for ways to help your family m or yourself find zest and build strength for facing life's challenges? Is your family challenged by stress during COVID-19? I and the Institute therapy team work with children, teens, young women, families and gender-expansive youth to build resilience during challenging times like these. Individual, family, and group therapy are provided with fee and payment options to meet varied needs. As CEO and founder, I offer consultation and training to educators, medical and mental health professionals. Our website is full of resources to support social and emotional growth for our times.
SPECIALTIES for girls, young women, families, parents and gender expansive youth - Tools for dealing with strong emotions (including anxiety, depression, self-injury, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders). Support and skills for pediatric chronic pain and illness. Skills for better family relationships and friendships. Tools to build positive body image.
Research shows that group therapy can be very effective for children, teens, parents. Our exciting and extensive group therapy program (about 25 group options) includes groups for empowerment, social skills, expressive arts, and more. See our website information on Comprehensive DBT for teens, young adults, and families; it includes a group component.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $260
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Regional Center funding for some groups
  • Out of Network
I can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company to apply to your out of network benefits.
Email me or call (626) 782-5928 x108 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY13102
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1990

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist

Marriage & Family Therapist

Psychologist, PsyD

Counselor, MS, LPCC, LPC

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW

Psychologist, PsyD

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Psychologist, PsyD

Melissa J Johnson's Groups

Empowerment Groups (ages 8 - 22):

Our Girl Power and Grit Groups offer girls and teens a therapeutic space to meet with peers, give and gain support, and engage in creative activities while developing skills for fostering mindfulness, resilience, zest and authenticity. Some of our Grit groups include: Girls & Grit; Compassion & Grit (for those with anxiety); Wellness Grit (for those with chronic pain); Rainbow Grit (for LGBTQIA+ youth). Our ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) groups are another type of empowerment group. These are time-limited and empower young women by helping them change their relationship with anxiety, depression and other challenges like procrastination.

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Social Skills for children and teens

Our Social skills groups include the Superflex Academy - a fun, superpower-based social learning curriculum for 2nd - 5th grades. For middle and high school youth, Girls' Connection and Teen Connection therapy groups provide social skill development via in-the-moment learning through activities, conversation and fun. There are limited regional center spaces available in some of our groups.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Comprehensive

The Institute's DBT team offers a comprehensive program for teens and their parents and for young adults. DBT is a known-to-work treatment for those who experience difficulties related to big emotions (sometimes referred to as emotional dysregulation). DBT includes these 4 components: individual therapy, parent coaching, skills groups, and phone coaching. Skills modules include: distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. See our website for more information about this comprehensive program.

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Location

Institute For Girls' Development
95 N. Marengo Ave.
Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 782-5928 x108
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Flourish Therapy + Wellness Center
95 North Marengo Avenue
Suite 205
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 782-5928
Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021
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Melissa J Johnson

Psychologist, PhD