About Me

While becoming a Psychologist has always been my life’s dream, this is actually my second career. My first career in Corporate America included helping Fortune 500 companies identify & address challenges to their success. This experience showed me how the relationships among the individual members of a group impact the whole.
My most difficult and yet proudest achievement though is being a Mom. My partner and I have a blended family of 4 children (ages 12-18 currently)!  While this makes me quite proud, it also helps me to relate to the NUMEROUS challenges that come with parenthood…and I thought large corporations were complicated!
As my list of questions as a mother grew and grew, my need to understand prompted my decision to become, not just a Psychologist, but specifically, a Child and Family Clinical Psychologist. I truly believed having my doctorate would mean I would finally have all the answers. NOPE! I still don’t have all the answers, but I will say my time in school provided me with the foundation I needed to guide others in finding as many answers as possible. I have been doing that now for over 10 years in the non-profit world, supporting un(der) served families with passion and heart.
My considerable experience working with children of all ages and their caregivers in the non-profit world, and now private practice, has evolved into a number of specialties.  While I admit to being FAR from perfect, I do feel that my experience gives me a unique perspective and ability to support a wide range of child and family struggles, from both my heart and mind.
Utilizing both my heartfelt experience as a mother and my educational and professional knowledge gleaned from over 15 years of study and practice in this field, I have helped MANY children and adults to heal and grow, achieve their goals, and find a sense of success and happiness within their families.
I tend to be a more active participant in the therapy process; and I like to develop an alliance, working collaboratively with families. I have found this style to promote the longest term success with clients. By sharing my authentic heart and accumulated knowledge, I believe I can support you and your family to succeed.  Let’s do this!
With respect and admiration for all seeking support in this journey,

 Joy                   

20212 Redwood Road,

Suite # 104

Castro Valley, CA 94546 *

Dr.Joy.L.Johnson@gmail.com

Tel: 510-470-3540

*Serving: Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon,

San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Oakland, Alameda, Newark, Union City, Fremont, and beyond

Mon - Fri: 7am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 8am - 5pm

​Sunday: 8am - 5pm

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