Susanne Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Johnson believes that counseling helps people to make significant, positive changes in their lives. The therapy process allows individuals to develop a better understanding of their actions, thoughts, and feelings. This exploration allows individuals to make changes in their lives to improve any number of areas. Each individual has a unique history and specific way of interacting with the world, and different types of therapy can be used to tailor to each set of needs. She uses a variety of methods and approaches to make each client's experience both unique and productive. Sometimes just 2-3 sessions can be very effective at targeting a specific area of concern or to improve self-esteem after some rough months at work, and other times, individuals choose to work for a longer period of time on more complex or difficult issues.

Seeking Help

Dr. Johnson works with people ages 16 and older, on diverse issues such as

  • coping with anxiety or depression

  • repairing damaged personal relationships

  • improving academic performance & studying skills

  • learning better communication tools

  • fine tuning time management

  • adjusting to life changes both expected and unexpected

  • tailoring personal and/or professional organization

  • grieving a loss

  • developing better assertiveness and confrontation skills

  • maintaining improved control over anger

  • just diversifying general abilities that can make a world of difference in a person's every day life!


Many health insurance plans have coverage for the services provided by Dr. Johnson, often listed as “mental health” or “behavioral health” services. She always recommends you contact your insurance carrier to determine coverage, but she will also help you to understand the process of how claims are filed and what your role is in this process. She is currently a participating provider for the following programs:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medicare
  • Magellan
  • PHCS/Multiplan
  • Employee Resource Systems

Set up an appointment

Feel free to call or email to discuss your interest in therapy or to set up an appointment.

Susanne Johnson, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

728 Ogden Ave, Suite #E

Downers Grove IL 60515-2901


Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1 pm - 7 pm.


If you are experiencing a psychological emergency, please attempt to reach Dr. Johnson via phone at 630.640.2980. If you are unable to reach her, please seek assistance through your local emergency room, by dialing 911, or by calling your local crisis hotline (DuPage County residents: (630) 627-1700; Cook County residents: (312) 996-5535; Kane County residents: (630) 482-9696; Will County residents: (815) 722-3344).