Dr. Angela Johnson is Chasing the Mind Series 1 of 5 Five Fierce Females | PoP 278

Five fierce females

Are you thinking about starting a private practice, but are doubting whether or not you can do it? Are you worried about how to get referrals? Do you not know what steps to take?

In this episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Dr. Angela Johnson about her journey of starting a private practice.

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Meet Angela Johnson

Dr. Angela Johnson has been practicing in the mental health field for over 15 years. She was licensed as a clinical psychologist in 2007. Dr. Johnson has had a varied career in forensic and clinical psychology, providing forensic assessments, diagnostic evaluations, cognitive and personality testing, as well as conducting individual and group treatment in clinical and correctional settings.

Dr. Johnson has provided diagnostic and risk assessments to the court in various capacities and has evaluated hundreds of offenders.  She is available to conduct forensic evaluations for both criminal and civil matters, and can provide expert testimony on issues of competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility, mental health commitment, mandated substance abuse treatment, sexual dangerousness, sex offender classification, and aid in determination of sentencing.

In addition to forensic assessment, Dr. Johnson provides psychotherapy for general mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders, sexual disorders, and personality disorders. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and she has extensive training in family systems.

Dr. Johnson has been a guest lecturer and professor at Roger Williams University. She is available to provide workshops in areas relevant to both clinical and forensic psychology. Dr. Johnson is currently writing a book; she co-hosts a podcast at Chasingthemind.com.

Angela Johnson’s Story

Angela has been a forensic psychologist for the last 10 years, mainly doing evaluations for the court. Yet, she wanted to transition into a practice that involved more clinical work. Angela is also interested in mentoring others.

In This Podcast


In this episode, the first of five episodes in the fierce females podcast series, Dr. Angela Johnson speaks about her journey into private practice. How she gained the confidence to take the leap and overcome imposter syndrome as well as the other challenges associated with starting a practice.

Motivation For the Tough Times

The following helped Angela gain the confidence to start her own private practice:

  • Relationship with others
  • Positive reputation

Steps to Starting a Private Practice

Angela took the following steps when setting up her private practice:

  • Location
  • Start practicing

“Meeting with people face-to-face helps a lot to gain referrals.”

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Meet Joe Sanok

private practice consultantJoe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.






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