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Lee Johnson

Sacramento, California, United States


Lee Johnson(1954-) was born in WA, but relocated when two years
old to San Francisco, Ca. He was raised and influenced during the
cultural movement of the 1960s and 70s. His interest in psychology
developed out of a curiosity to understand the colorful street people of that era. This resulted in receiving a Bachelor Degree in psychology from San Francisco State University. He graduated from Fresno State University with a Masters of Social Work with a psychiatric focus in 1978. He published A Pilot Study of Personality Type Change that was a result of thesis research in 1980. This began his counseling career that led to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1981. This licensure allowed him to conduct psychiatric therapy and marriage counseling in a private practice setting.

He graduated from the Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles and began treating psychophysiological disorders on both an out and in-patient basis. A transition to medical social work on cardiac and medical-surgical unitsrequired conducted bereavement family counseling. This led to death and dying counseling for a home health care hospice. He credits the hospice experience for enlightening him to the end of life issues. After that, he
established a workers compensation private practice treating and advocating for injured employees. He became an instructor/counselor for a diet clinic advising on mental heath issues and eating. He established a stress reduction and anxiety management program for the diet center. After relocating to
Arizona, he continued his practice of psychotherapy for hospitalized patients.  

Due to broad interests, Lee began to study business investments and becamea registered representative or stockbroker. Combining this with an insurance license allowed him to offer annuities for 401k and 403b tax deferred retirement plans. He then applied stock market knowledge to the real estate markets in four different states as an investor. But, missing the depth of human contact, he returned to counseling. He continues to do volunteer counseling and enjoys continual research and study in gerontology and retirement areas. The accumulation of all this diverse experience is evidenced in
his current work for women.

Interests: Psychology, Gerontology, Retirement

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Creative Retirement for Women
  • Creative Retirement for Women