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Dr. Laurel Johnson

Dr. Laurel Johnson is a registered Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention with children, adolescents and their families. She completed her Doctorate in Developmental Clinical Psychology at the University of Guelph and is currently the Clinical Director and Chief Psychologist at Kinark Child and Family Services. Within Dr. Johnson’s role at Kinark, she educates, trains, and supervises clinicians in the practice of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, as well as adjunct therapies and interventions. She applies these approaches directly to her private clinical practice, taking a flexible and evidence-based approach, where she selects the most appropriate and effective intervention to fit each client’s individual needs and concerns.

Dr. Johnson works directly with children and adolescents and with parents and children together to support and facilitate improved mental health, functioning, and relationships. Her clinical expertise includes psychoeducational (i.e., learning disability and gifted) and psychodiagnostic assessments, as well as consultation and intervention related to behavioural concerns, social and emotional difficulties, parenting, anger management, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Dr. Johnson has experience with complex children’s mental health needs in community, forensic, and hospital settings, previously working at Syl Apps Youth Centre, a secure treatment, custody, and detention facility for young people, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in their Child, Youth, and Family Program. She has also taught graduate-level courses for Ryerson University in the Psychology Department, in addition to providing supervision to multiple psychology graduate students, interns, and psychologists in supervised practice, an activity she continues. Dr. Johnson is an accredited member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Dr. Laurel can be reached at Dr.laurel.johnson@icloud.com or at 416-901-2902.



Chrysalis Psychological
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