Our Therapists and Staff in Sacramento Valley

Laura Johnson, Center Director

Laura Johnson, Center Director, LMFT, LPCC

Laura Belknap, Center Assistant

Laura Belknap, Center Assistant






Laura L.C. Johnson, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC

Founder and Executive Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley and Sacramento Valley
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-48807
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-47

Laura office 3-12-14 cropped tuLaura L.C. Johnson, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC, has a passion for her work as a cognitive behavior therapist and helping her clients make lasting changes in their lives. Laura’s counseling approach integrates cognitive behavior therapy and other evidence-based therapies with positive psychology. Laura is certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy , a graduate of the year long extramural program at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy by Behavioral Tech and completed three certificate programs in OCD treatment through the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania and the OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute.  Laura is one of only two certified cognitive therapists in the entire Sacramento/Sierra region of California.  She has two master’s degrees from Santa Clara University and Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. In addition, Laura has a unique background as a psychotherapist with a Columbia MBA and hands-on management experience in the corporate world. Read more about Laura by clicking here.

Laura Belknap, BA

Assistant to the Center Director

Laura Belknap HeadshotLaura Belknap is our Center Assistant and she’s the friendly person who greets you when you call the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center to schedule an appointment. Laura is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in education (GO BEARS!). Even though she loved the city of Berkeley, Laura felt that moving back to San Jose to find a job working closely with therapists, and gaining insight into counseling would be the best decision for her. Laura is planning to attend graduate school in the near future where she will have the opportunity to further her education in the field of psychology, with the goal of one day becoming a practicing therapist. She feels grateful for her new position at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley and Sacramento Valley not only because it has been a great learning experience in teaching her the ins-and-outs of cognitive behavior therapy, but also because it is the exact post-college job Laura sought throughout her undergraduate career.

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