Daryl Johnson, Ph.D, LPC, Primary Therapist

Dr. Daryl Johnson is a distinguished psychologist and licensed professional counselor based in the Washington, DC area. As the author of "Love and Other Stuff: The No BS Guide to Relationships When Love Isn’t Enough," she offers a no-nonsense approach to navigating complex relationships. With over 17 years of dedicated practice in psychotherapy, Dr. Daryl specializes in substance abuse and addiction, emphasizing their profound impact on one's relationship with themselves and others.

Her expertise lies in empowering individuals and couples to surmount the hurdles that impede their relationship progress. Dr. Daryl's unique focus on fortifying the relationship with self enables clients to rediscover their inner core. Her extensive research and hands-on experience with clients have provided valuable insights into what distinguishes thriving partnerships from those merely surviving.

Dr. Daryl's influence in the field of relationships has earned her recognition from Cosmopolitan, listing her among the top 21 relationship experts to follow. She is a published researcher and has contributed to reputable platforms like Marriage.com and Digital Romance. Her insights have been featured in prominent publications including RedBook Magazine, Popsugar, Bustle, and Hello Giggle.

Educationally, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Gettysburg College, followed by a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Trinity Washington University. Her academic journey culminated in a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University. Dr. Daryl is Level 1 trained in the Gottman Method, a proven approach to couples therapy, and holds certification as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator, fostering resilience in relationships and marriages.

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