Susanne Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Johnson believes that counseling can help 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 in numerous areas. Each individual has a unique history and specific way of interacting with the world, and different approaches can be tailored to each person's set of needs. Dr. Johnson uses a variety of methods 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 (for example: improving 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 (such as ongoing relationship problems, unhealthy thought patterns, or disruptive and painfully intense emotions).

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

    • cultivating new relationships

    • making decisions about challenging situations

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

Scheduling an appointment

Appointments are currently available on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Please use the contact information below 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


Using Insurance

Dr. Johnson is currently an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, United Health Care PPO, Magellan, and Medicare* plans. Although you may be insured, sometimes outpatient mental health benefits may not be covered. Please contact your insurance carrier by calling the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to find out what benefits are available to you. If you have insurance coverage for which Dr. Johnson is considered out-of-network, then you will be responsible for the full fee at time of service, however your insurance company may reimburse you if you submit a receipt to them. If your insurance company reimburses Dr. Johnson directly, in excess of the amount due, this will be refunded back to you. Each insurance plan is different for each person, so it is important for you to understand your financial responsibility with respect to your benefits. If, for any reason, your insurance company denies coverage for services rendered, you will be responsible for the full amount.

*not Medicare Advantage

What to do in an Emergency

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).

Notice to clients and prospective clients:

Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit

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