Dr. Bret K. Johnson

Psychologist , PhD

(831) 613-1075
My therapeutic approach is geared to address your specific needs based on your strengths, goals, and current concerns, including cultural, family, mental health history, and relevant diagnostic issues. I utilize an empowerment and strength-based approach to help you access your best inner self through: identifying and accomplishing your life goals; achieving a calmer state of mind; improving problem solving and creative potential, no matter how difficult your circumstances. I have extensive training in multiple therapeutic methods including cognitive-behavioral, health realization, psychodynamic, family system, and Jungian approaches. For further information, I prefer to be contacted by phone.
PLEASE NOTE: As of September 30, 2014, I have closed my Santa Cruz/Santa Clara practices and will be on sabbatical until March 1, 2015. I will be taking Skype and phone consultations beginning March 1 through May 1 and opening my new practice in the summer of 2015 in Napa, CA.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Dr. Bret Johnson now - (831) 613-1075


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: PSY 10630 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

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Santa CruzCalifornia 95060
(831) 613-1075
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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Coaching
  • Spirituality

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014