Gary Johnson, Clinical Director

Gary Johnson, Clinical Director
CALM: Clinic for Attention Learning & Memory 1409 WILLOW ST SUITE 600 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403

Gary Johnson, Clinical Director

Gary Johnson Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN. He is the clinical director and primary supervisor at CALM: Clinic for Attention Learning & Memory. Dr. Johnson specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adults and children with attention and learning disorders. With more than 30 years of experience, he frequently speaks at conferences, schools, and professional organizations about the diagnosis and treatment of attentional problems. He is a national consultant for Fortune 100 companies, using brain-based techniques for enhancing employee performance. Dr. Johnson has received extensive training in ADHD, including study at Harvard Medical School with Ned Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D., authors of Driven to Distraction. He has studied research by Daniel Amen, M.D. and follows many of Amen’s principles in his practice.

Dr. Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Minnesota Psychological Association’s Distinguished Elders in Psychology Award and the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health 2018 Award for Outstanding Service.

If you are looking for a psychologist in Minneapolis MN, please call Dr Gary Johnson at (612) 872-2343.
Years In Practice 36
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Dr. Johnson received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Training Drs Ratey and Hallowell fro Harvard Medical School,
Dr. Daniel Amen
Affiliations Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health, Minnesota Psychological Association, American Psychological Association
Certification Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Office Staff Dr Gary Johnson, Clinical Director
Dr. Jennifer Waltman
Dr. Keyur Desai
Payment Options We accept some forms of insurance including BCBS, Medicare, & Medicaid.
Services Neurocognitive Assessment
We have been working with children, adolescents, and adults for more than 30 years and have completed more than 5,000 evaluations. People come to CALM with a variety of concerns, including ADHD, learning disabilities, memory impairments, poor academic performance, executive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and difficulties with social interactions.

Working with complex cases is our specialty. Approximately 85% of our clients seek an evaluation with us after receiving inaccurate or incomplete diagnoses or unsuccessful treatment plans elsewhere. Since many disorders can resemble or complicate attention, learning, and memory problems, we have a conservative and comprehensive approach to the assessment process. Our evaluations include a detailed clinical history and a battery of tests that examine auditory and visual attention, psychological well being, neurocognitive functioning (for example, IQ and memory), social skills, and learning abilities; including academic achievement, reading proficiency, and expressive/receptive language skills.

CALM Expands into New Frontiers With Neurofeedback Therapy

Beginning in May 2019, CALM is excited to expand treatment options for conditions such as Anxiety, Emotional Dysregulation, Insomnia, and ADHD using neurofeedback. Using the new state of the art equipment to measure brainwave activity to harness the power of plasticity; the brain's ability to rewire and reprogram. Each treatment is individualized to the specific strengths and challenges of each person’s unique brain architecture and needs.

Compelling research, especially over the last five years, supports the efficacy of neurofeedback for a variety of conditions. Starting in 2014 when the American Academy of Pediatrics rated neurofeedback with the same class of efficacy as medication for ADHD (Level 1), a large meta-analysis of data (going back 25 years) places neurofeedback high on the list of alternative and complementary therapies for ADHD. The positive change lasts well after the training ends and the benefits may actually increase over time. The newest research indicates for those which medication is not effective or results in intolerable side effects, neurofeedback is definitely worth considering.

Dr. Jennifer Waltman who has been trained in neurofeedback at the esteemed Meadows Clinic is also certified as a neurofeedback provider. Those who want more information are encouraged to view some of the linked research below. Dr. Waltman can be contacted at
Additional Services Assessment, ADHD, Treatment, ASD
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