Gregory J. Johanson, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Johanson

Title:  Board Chair

Company:  The Hakomi Institute

Location:  Boulder, Colorado, USA

Gregory J. Johanson, Ph.D., Board Chair of The Hakomi Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychotherapy and higher education.

Drawing upon more than three decades of industry experience, Dr. Johanson is a respected figure in the fields of psychotherapy and higher education. Though he has been an adjunct faculty member at numerous universities, his main pursuit involves education training for mental health practitioners world over who hold degrees and wish to learn more about their discipline. He also serves as a psychotherapist and founding trainer of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, CO, since 1982. Likewise, he has also been a contract therapist for Lutheran Family Services in Klamath Falls, OR, since 1982 and a private pastoral psychotherapist since 1979. Earlier in his career, Dr. Johanson served such facilities as Princeton University, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Western State Chiropractic College, Mount Hood Community College and Santa Maria Hospital in Baja, CA, among other prominent roles.

Utilizing an extensive education, Dr. Johanson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and philosophy from Willamette University, a Master of Divinity in pastoral care from Emory University, a Master of Philosophy from Drew Graduate School, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Drew Graduate School. He also completed postgraduate studies at Pacific University Graduate School and postdoctoral studies at Princeton University. Dr. Johanson has since become a certified hakomi therapist, hakomi trainer, and internal family system therapist, as well as a licensed professional counselor and clinical counselor. He is also board-certified in counseling. During his studies, he was a Lelia S. Bortzmeyer Scholar at Willamette University, a Dean’s Award Scholar at Emory University, and a Shirley Sugarman Scholar at Drew Graduate School. He has received a postdoctoral fellowship from Princeton University since 1999.

A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals, Dr. Johanson is a fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association and a diplomate of the College of Pastoral Counselors. As a testament to his professional success, he has been featured in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the East, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the World. Married to the late Cherith Hope Hansen with one child, Dr. Johanson enjoys stained glass work, sailing, woodworking and sports in his spare time.

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