Keri Johns, Ph.D.

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 Dr. Keri Johns is an Associate Psychologist with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Associates of Denver.  Dr. Johns specializes in evidence-based psychotherapies for mood and anxiety disorders.  She works with clients experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  She has expert training and experience helping individuals overcome insomnia with Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).  Dr. Johns also specializes in health anxiety, helping clients to live a full and meaningful life with chronic illness and chronic pain.  She enjoys working with athletes in the area of sports psychology.  Dr. Johns has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Dr. Johns works collaboratively with clients to create individualized interventions to meet their needs and style.  She helps clients learn tools and skills to help them to move beyond their problems and into healthy and meaningful lives.  She has a warm and engaging approach, and believes in helping clients work toward acceptance and self-compassion.  Dr. Johns enjoys working with adult and adolescent clients.

Dr. Johns earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.  She earned her doctorate in Combined-Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama and completed her predoctoral internship at the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA.  Dr. Johns completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Memphis VA Medical Center.  As a fellow, she worked in a variety of settings including Spinal Cord Injury, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Behavioral Medicine, Palliative Care, Home-based Primary Care, and Women’s Clinic.  She worked with Recreation Therapy at the Memphis VA to develop a sports psychology program for Veterans preparing for the National Veteran Wheelchair Games.  

Dr. Johns is a member of the Colorado Psychological Association, American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Society for Health Psychology, and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. She has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver and Community College of Aurora. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, and enjoying nature.

Selected publications and presentations:

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Selwyn, C.N., Jackson, S., Johns, K., Wornell, C., Finnegan, H., & Smith-West, M.B. (2017). The prevalence of mental and physical health correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in vulnerable and under-resourced primary care patients referred to a behavioral health provider. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 23(6), 32-39. 

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Strosahl, K.D., Robinson, P.J., Ehrensaft, M., Friend, J., Johns, K., Hamberger, K. (November 2016). The Future is Integrated Care: Mental and Behavioral Health Service Delivery in Primary Care Settings. Panel Discussion presented at the 50th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. New York, NY.

Johns, K.N (2015). Mindfulness for Healthcare Workers. Brief mindfulness introduction and exercise for healthcare employees at the Grand Island VA Medical Center in Grand Island, NE.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Wornell, C., Johns, K., Selwyn, C., & Friend, J. (2015). The nuts and bolts of developing integrated healthcare in under-resourced primary care settings: Challenges and lessons learned. In William Scott Craig (Ed.), Integrated Psychological Services in Primary Care, 67-88. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Johns, K. N., McAbee, J. L., Naylor, P. D., Chavers, D. J., Russ, K. F., Drayer, K. L., & Labbé, E. (November 2014). Outcome Rating Scale and Group Session Rating Scales in brief MBSR and stress management groups. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Johns, K.N., & Smith, P.N. (June 2013). Motivational Interviewing in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. Workshop presented to exercise physiologists in the Operation Bounce-Back Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Infirmary Health, Mobile, AL. 

Johns, K., Chavers, D., & Labbé, E. E. (2013). Neuroticism and resilience: Evaluating mindfulness as a mediator. In Kristel Parn (Ed.), Psychology of Neuroticism, 67-83. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Johns, K.N., McAbee, J.L., Chavers, D.J., & Drayer, K.L. (January 2013). Mindfulness and Stress Reduction in a Legal Office. Workshop presented to the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, Mobile, AL.