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Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
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Dr. Melissa K Johnson

Psychologist, PhD (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
My doctoral training in cognitive neuroscience laid the foundation for my understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Together we will learn how your specific life experiences shape your biology to make you the person you are today. With this understanding we can find tools to reduce suffering and increase meaning in your life.
Above all else, I value the human relationship. I believe my most important skill is helping people feel comfortable and build trust in the therapeutic alliance. Please email me so we can set up a time for a consultation call.
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My Practice at a Glance

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Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Addiction and Anxiety 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Connect with Dr. Melissa K Johnson
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My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Addiction and Anxiety 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / PS017470 Dr. Melissa K Johnson
  • In Practice for 17 Years
  • Attended University of Minnesota, PhD, Graduated 2011
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Death anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Veterans
  • Weight Loss
Do these issues align with your needs?
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs?
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Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD

Endorsement

Dr. Shannon Coleman
Dr. Shannon Coleman
PsychologistPhD
Dr. Johnson is a highly skilled therapist with expertise in trauma, addiction, and anxiety. Clients describe her as warm and empathic. She is a dedicated to helping clients gain insight and make meaningful changes in their lives.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Additional Location

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Photo of Dr. Melissa K Johnson, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD