Alan Johnson, PsyD

This is the social media page for Alan Johnson, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist offering individual psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and psychological assessment to adults in Southlake and Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Johnson offers services in Southlake (560 N. Kimball Ave, Suite 130) on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. He offers services in Dallas (4326 W. Lovers Lane) on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Johnson for more information about Saturday availability.

Operating as usual

[07/21/20]   Physical activity provides both physical and mental health benefits, and it appears--according to a study in Brain Plasticity--the mental health benefits may differ by the type of exercise.

If you're looking to increase functional connectivity in networks associated with cognitive and attentional processing, then opt for low-intensity (treadmill) exercise for 30 minutes.

If you're looking to increase functional connectivity in networks related to emotional processing, then opt for high-intensity (treadmill) exercise for 30 minutes.

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Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19

“To minimize the psychological fallout...officials should take steps to keep quarantines as short as possible, provide clear rationale and information about quarantine protocols, and make sure people in isolation have access to sufficient supplies.”

apa.org Psychological research on past crises can help people cope with the daily — sometimes hourly — newsflashes about the coronavirus.

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Statement of APA President in Response to Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio

apa.org APA President Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, ABPP, says in a statement about the mass shootings in El Pase, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that hate + guns = public health crisis.

psychologytoday.com 03/24/2019

Silencing Your Inner Critic

psychologytoday.com Being tough on yourself, especially when you've gone in the wrong direction, can make you stronger. But when you can't turn that voice off, it can limit your potential. Fortunately, there are proven ways to retake control.

evohealthandwellness.com 11/14/2018

5 Tips for the Holidays if You’re in Recovery

Holidays can be hard for a lot of folks, but sometimes even more so for individuals in recovery. Here's a quick read about five ways to maintain your safety and sanity over the next couple of months.

evohealthandwellness.com The holidays are a charged time time of year for everyone. If you're battling addiction or problematic substance use, there's a whole extra layer of added challenges. 

medicalnewstoday.com 08/16/2018

What is 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and why is it concerning?

Those who use Snapchat, Instagram, and other social media programs may enjoy the variety of filters to emphasize what we like best about our selfies while minimizing the worst. However, these filters may be detrimental to how individuals views themselves, particularly those susceptible to or already experiencing symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

medicalnewstoday.com A new phenomenon draws the attention of surgeons and psychologists alike: people are seeking plastic surgery in order to look like their filtered selfies.

bustle.com 07/12/2018

This Couples Therapist Says You Should Stop Assuming Your Relationships Are Monogamous

While attending the Evolution of Psychotherapy conference this past December, I had the pleasure of attending Perle's workshop on her most recent book, "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity." Though admittedly I have yet to dust off my copy and read it for myself, I believe this article captures a vital component of her work on relationships, which is monogamy should not be the assumed "default" in relationships but rather a relationship model "you need to negotiate" with your partner(s). (Note: The title of the linked article is "'The State of Affairs' By Ester Perel Will Ask You To Rethink Your Views on Monogamy and Infidelity" as opposed to the more stirring title previewed below.) Though I advocate for consensual, nonmonogamous relationships and those engaged in these relationships, I do not believe any relationship model is superior to another. Rather, as I agree with Perle, the relationship model any two (or more) partners choose to abide by should be the relationship model in which all partners "can more openly and honestly communicate their needs and wants."

bustle.com For all that we might wish otherwise, the risk of being cheated on in a relationship never goes away entirely. Where there are rules, there are always possible temptations and transgressions. It’s a reality couple’s therapist Esther Perel has seen th…

psychologytoday.com 07/06/2018

From Loss to Love

In this month's Psychology Today magazine, Dr. Hayes discusses how to deal with the pain of loss, which includes 1) acknowledging loss, 2) embracing feelings of loss, 3) expanding your scope of vision, 4) preparing to be overwhelmed, 5) watching out for unhelpful thoughts, 6) connecting with what matters, and 7) taking committed action.

psychologytoday.com The pain of loss is unavoidable, yet millions harm themselves trying to escape it. But loss has a sweet side, and when you open yourself to the pain, you open yourself to joy.

ted.com 05/04/2018

The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment

There are multiple approaches for the treatment of substance use disorders, one of which is the harm reduction model. Is this model a viable alternative to treating addiction or should abstinence programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, be the only approach?

ted.com Why do we still think that drug use is a law-enforcement issue? Making drugs illegal does nothing to stop people from using them, says public health expert Mark Tyndall. So, what might work? Tyndall shares community-based research that shows how harm-reduction strategies, like safe-injection sites,....

04/09/2018

Alan Johnson, PsyD

[02/27/18]   Taken from the most recent issue of Psychology Today magazine, "[loneliness] is a bigger risk factor than obesity and the equivalent of smoking up to 15 ci******es a day" and "lonely people are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as the nonlonely." To combat these health risks, try using these ten loneliness cures:

1. Do Talk To Strangers
2. Give It Seven Minutes
3. Schedule Face Time
4. If You Can't Get Face Time, Choose Face Time
5. Use Facebook Wisely
6. Be A Good Neighbor
7. Throw A Dinner Party
8. Get Creative
9. Talk About It
10. Reach Out And Touch Someone-Literally

Whether it is with a trusted friend or your psychotherapist, I highly recommend the ninth cure (i.e., Talk About It). No one should ever experience loneliness alone, so break the silence and get yourself feeling better!

01/17/2018

Meet Dr. Alan Johnson of AR Psychological Services in Northwest Dallas - Voyage Dallas Magazine | Dallas City Guide

I was humbly offered the opportunity to be interviewed by Voyage Dallas Magazine. Take a moment to meet me!

voyagedallas.com Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Alan Johnson. Thanks for sharing your story with us Dr. Johnson. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I was born in Minnesota and relocated to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when I was 6 years old. I was raised on a farm […]

01/11/2018

Don’t forget to come visit Dragonfly Wellness Center, LLC today 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to attend Wellness Connection!

Ready for a "new year, new you"? Then come visit Dragonfly Wellness Center, LLC this Thursday, January 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to attend Wellness Connection! There will be wellness practitioners of all kinds to discuss a variety of services (e.g., acupuncture, massage therapy, psychotherapy) and products (e.g., Herbalife, Kyani) to help you get inspired and start (or enhance) living your best life!

01/08/2018

Ready for a "new year, new you"? Then come visit Dragonfly Wellness Center, LLC this Thursday, January 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to attend Wellness Connection! There will be wellness practitioners of all kinds to discuss a variety of services (e.g., acupuncture, massage therapy, psychotherapy) and products (e.g., Herbalife, Kyani) to help you get inspired and start (or enhance) living your best life!

[12/23/17]   Starting in 2018, Dr. Johnson will begin offering services on Mondays at the Southlake location and limited services on Saturdays at the Dallas location. Please contact him at (972) 638-7060 to set up your appointment today!

[11/10/17]   Dr. Johnson will be extending services offered at the Dallas location to Mondays beginning in 2018. Appointments can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Johnson at (972) 638-7060.

[09/28/17]   Dr. Johnson will begin offering services at the Dallas location (4326 West Lovers Lane) on Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, October 4th. Appointments can be scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact Dr. Johnson (972-638-7060) or AR Psychological Services (817-488-0502) to schedule your appointment today!

[09/07/17]   Dr. Johnson will extend services offered through AR Psychological Services PLLC to Dallas, Texas starting in October 2017. His office will be located at Dragonfly Wellness Center, LLC, located at 4326 West Lovers Lane. Contact Dr. Johnson (972-638-7060) or AR Psychological Services (817-488-0502) for more information.

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Dr. Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist offering individual psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and group psychotherapy to adults at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dallas, TX
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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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