People struggling with fears, depression, relational problems, especially people who have somehow "lost" themselves tend to experience me as deeply compassionate yet able to target the primary cause(s) of their pain and identify what they may be doing to contribute to the ongoing problems in their lives. A sometimes surprising part of my therapeutic manner is that I am interactive in sessions while maintaining great respect for a person's capacity to direct their own lives and utilize their current pain toward growth of their real self and, hence, an enlivened life.
My specialty is the self and the development of its healthy functioning in relation to oneself, others and one's world. I focus on understanding how early relational patterns are expressed in relationships now, inhibiting the self, expressed in various symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic, compulsive behaviors, and relational distress.
I also help people work through loss, grief, and trauma. I have a significant amount of experience working with the elderly as well as adolescents and children. I enjoy working with families to increase communication and healthy functioning.
Call or Email Amber M Johnson for a free phone consultation now - (908) 387-7504


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Rosemead School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 35SI00449300 New Jersey


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Amber M Johnson's Groups

Victims of Sexual Abuse Recover

If you are finding your life and relationships limited because you've suffered abuse of a sexual nature Victims of Sexual Abuse Recover may be the group for you. Whether you suffered trauma as a child and are finding it is restricting your life now or whether you have been recently traumatized through a person's violations of your body (and soul) this group will focus on recovering from the oftentimes debilitating symptoms as well as moving beyond the abuse into your life now.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief


  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer's
  • Chronic Pain
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015
Amber M Johnson, PsyD, Psychologist in Scotch Plains

Amber M Johnson

Psychologist, PsyD