LA Feat is excited to have Dr. Helena Johnson speak to us about the conditions of autism and anxiety, how they are related and differentiated, and the importance of understanding the underlying cause of one’s symptoms to promote the accurate diagnosis and treatment of the conditions.
Dr. Helen Johnson, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Johnson also specializes in childhood anxiety disorders and is skilled in determining the comorbidity of, or differentiation between, the two conditions of anxiety and autism. Dr. Johnson received her clinical training at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (currently the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital) from 2004-2006 and has since been practicing in the field of autism. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in delivering evidence-based individual and group interventions for autism, and also performs clinical, independent psycho-educational, and research-based evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum.