Daniel Johnson was born and raised in North Carolina, growing up primarily in Raleigh. He graduated from Davidson College with a B.S. in biology in 1995. In 1997 Dr. Johnson completed a Master’s in Physiology from North Carolina State University. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2002, and completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. Dr. Johnson is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Johnson has lived and practiced in Asheville since 2006. He has worked in several hospitals and community clinics since moving here. He opened his private practice in 2010.
My practice is oriented around the following guiding principles:
- a primary orientation toward experiencing the beauty of the inner self
- a recognition that our life experienced through our chaotic culture creates distractions that cloud this experience
- the understanding that trusting relationships and a sense of community allows for us to experience and express ourselves in a meaningful, fulfilling way
- appreciation that psychiatric medications can often be a primary hindrance to our experience of that inner beauty
- care and attention to the sensitive nature of our biochemistry is required to establish safe and health-promoting methods of tapering and discontinuation of psychiatric medications
- compassionate relationships and experiencing life through a sense of meaningful community provide the framework for growth and expression of our inner selves