Dr. J. Lauren Johnson

Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta


Dr. J. Lauren Johnson is a Registered Psychologist (R.Psych) who completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Educational Psychology program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. She has a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from the University of Calgary (Calgary, AB) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from York University (Toronto, ON). Dr. Johnson has won numerous accolades for her academic work. She has received awards for innovation and research excellence for her pilot study on therapeutic filmmaking, provincial and national-level awards and scholarships for her graduate work including the Best Dissertation Award from the CPA’s Counselling Section, and a performance arts award for her film work. She has presented at numerous conferences throughout Canada, has been published in national and international journals, and co-edited the foundational textbook on film/video as therapy, Film and Video as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice. Her therapeutic approach focuses on using a variety of holistic strategies from CBT to EMDR to mind-body therapies to arts-based therapies in order to aid clients in recovering from trauma, reconnecting with themselves, and moving forward with the meaningful, satisfying lives they want to live.


Dr. Johnson offers therapy and assessment services to suit a wide range of needs. Experience her compassion, knowledge, expertise, and approachability through a variety of services.

Talk Therapy

Dr. Johnson works from an evidence-driven holistic perspective in her therapeutic work. She provides compassionate therapy with expertise treating a wide variety of clinical issues. She is committed to using personally tailored, effective therapeutic strategies including EMDR, CBT, mind-body, and client-centred therapies to help clients achieve their unique treatment goals and promote wellness in the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.

Arts-Based Therapy

In addition to traditional talk therapy, Dr. Johnson is one of the world’s leading experts on using the creative process of film/video-making in therapy. For those who may want to try a different approach than more traditional talk therapy, this may be an excellent fit for you. For more information on this, please contact us with any questions, review the Therapeutic Filmmaking Institute website, or review one of the articles, chapters, or books Dr. Johnson has written on the subject.


We offer expert psychological assessment services with a professional comprehensive report completed within a fast turn-around time. We use personality assessment tools such as the MMPI, MCMI, and PAI, as well as additional screening tools such as the BDI, BAI, SASSI, and PCL-5 to prepare balanced, accurate reports on psychological functioning for individuals and organizations. These reports can aid in therapeutic goal-setting, improving personal insight, determining fitness to work, and serve a myriad of other applications.

Contact Us

Telephone: 1-780-318-1480
E-mail: office.drjlaurenjohnson@protonmail.com
Book Online: https://oab.owlpractice.ca/tfiinstitute/1/calendar
Location – Online: https://doxy.me/drjlaurenjohnson
Location – In Person: We are located on a secluded residential street in the neighbourhood of Old Strathcona in Edmonton. For security reasons, the exact address is only disclosed to clients.
Parking:  There is ample free street parking available.
Fees: $200 per session (in accordance with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta fee schedule)

Dr. Johnson accepts cash, cheque, e-transfer, and credit card payments and can direct bill Alberta Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Green Shield, Canada Life, Manulife, and FNIHB. Getting help has never been easier.

Many health insurance plans cover psychological services, so you may want to look into your coverage options to determine whether you can obtain psychological services for free or low cost.