“I enjoy working with adults and adolescent age youths in my practice. My philosophical foundation is centered in Humanistic Existentialism while my therapeutic orientation is based in Mindfulness Training and is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches.

When working with clients, my sessions tend to be interactive. I empathize with the tough lessons that individuals, couples and families face these days, including the strains imposed on relationships as a result of parenting issues, elder care, financial demands, diminished time and the challenges to sustain a successful work/life balance, to name a few.

The many years that I have devoted to my career, my own family and service to the community have provided me with a compassionate understanding of the challenges that people are confronted with in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world. I enthusiastically bring this knowledge to my work with my clients.”
~ Dr. Stephen Johnson

Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D., earned all three of his advanced degrees and was awarded a Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Southern California. He has been a licensed psychotherapist, consultant, and educator for over 50 years and has a full-time practice with an office in Woodland Hills.

He attained two counseling credentials and a California license in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFC5867) granted in 1972. In 1975 he was Nationally Certified in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC5869). Additionally, he is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1974 and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1993.

In 1976 he was one of the founding directors of The Center for Holistic Psychology in Beverly Hills where he practiced until 2021. He has lectured in a number of venues and has been an instructor at the University of Southern California and Ryokan College in West Los Angeles as well as having facilitated events for men at California State University in Northridge.

Dr. Johnson has written several published articles and has been interviewed on radio and television for a variety of topics including men’s issues, gender dynamics and support of our youth. His book: The Sacred Path: The Way of The Spiritual Warrior (Journey to Mindful Manhood) was published in 2012 through SacredPathPress.com.

He is the founder and director of the Men’s Center of Los Angeles, formed in 1988 and has conducted workshops and retreats for men and women for 40 years. The semi-annual Sacred Path Retreat for men had celebrated 32 years of service to the men’s community, while the Call to Adventure Retreat, a rites of passage program for young males and mentors, was conducted for sixteen seasons.

Dr. Johnson was a co-founder and director of The Los Angeles Men’s Leadership Guild as well as a convener on the North American Confederation of Men’s Councils. He was Director of Therapy Services for Firefighters Down, a not-for-profit organization providing a variety of services for those who have been injured in the line of duty. He is an Adviser for the Moonshot For Mankind mission to dramatically improve the overall health of males on a worldwide scale.

In conjunction with his private practice sessions with individuals, couples and families, he is widely recognized for his expertise in working with men and adolescent boys. He facilitates three weekly men’s therapeutic support groups as well as periodic workshops and large group events through his company, Sacred Path Productions, Inc. He stands at the forefront of the expanding field of male psychology and gender dynamics.

Dr. Johnson conducts consultation and psychotherapy sessions in his Woodland Hills office as well as Online via Zoom. He accepts cash, checks, Zelle and most major credit cards for payment of services rendered.