I have had many therapists in the past, and I am so happy that Dr. Johnson's approach to getting to know me, was to let me get to know him first. How is he supposed to correctly diagnose a person who is in pain if they are in too much pain to tell him what hurts?? Lisa R., I am praying that you find a Dr. who can help you and your son, as you clearly have a few issues of your own. Sometimes it does take diffrent ones to find help, and you don't have to resort to social media to verbally abuse them like you have here. I agree with the majority of his patients. Dr. J has helped me more than even he knows, and we're kind of protective of that.
I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson's for 3 months now, which is a big deal for me because that is the longest I have met with any psychologist. I regret not having gone to him in my teens when my anxiety really began to surface. I like how Dr. Johnson is personable and doesn't just throw info at me like a robot. Maybe you would have preferred a robotic psychologist for your son, Lisa R., but it made going to therapy a chore for me in the past. In the end, like Alex U. said, you have done your son a disservice. One visit is not giving Dr. Johnson a chance, and it's not enough reason to get all dramatic on the internet with ALL CAPS EXCLAMATIONS lol! I hope you do get help for your son however, and allow him the chance to be treated this time.
I Am A 16 Year-Old Male Who Has Been Seeing Dr. Johnson For 2+ Years. Like Anything You Have To Give It/Him A Chance, I Would Say That He Saved My Life A Few Times, Not To Mention My Mind. I Feel Bad For Your Son - That He Didn't Have A Chance To Work With Dr. Johnson... He Would Have Really Benefitted From The Experience. --Alex U.
My son and I had our first visit for ADD issue, he is 12 years old. I left the appointment stunned to say the least. Dr. J focused on giving examples based on his life experiences. He told us twice that he knew a fellow doctor that had crossed boundry issues with his patients, which evolved into a story oh him telling us he had a 23 year old patient that he thought it was ok to hug because he only felt fatherly to her and she had lost her mother. How this relates to my sons ADD issues and schooling issues i have no idea. Dr. J talked more about himself and his teaching career than he did ask questions about our issues. We left there feeling like we got nothing out of the visit. No advice on study techniqes, concentration exercises etc... NOTHING . He rambled on that he forgot to take his meds that day and that was why he was running 45 minutes late. I have never reviewed a Dr. or anyone else for that matter but i felt it necessary, DO NOT GO TO HIM FOR YOUR CHILDREN.