Margery Johnson, M.D.


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Meet Dr. Margery Johnson

Margery Johnson is a gifted child, adolescent and young adult psychiatrist who enjoys helping young people get on track developmentally, and is passionate about working with them and their parents to help these children achieve what they are capable of as adults. She uses a biopsychosocial treatment approach; discovering and exploring the biological, psychological and social/environmental factors that have caused their emotional distress to formulate an accurate diagnosis and generate a treatment plan that is tailored to each individual child. Dr. Johnson has experience with the full range of psychiatric problems found in young people, especially anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Johnson is board-certified in adult and in child and adolescent psychiatry and, based on extensive clinical experience, takes a flexible approach, using a variety of treatment modalities, including medication and psychotherapy, depending on the needs, abilities and wishes of her patients and their families. She spent much of her career at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the pediatric facility of Northwestern University, where she directed the outpatient psychiatry clinic. Lurie Children’s is ranked among the very best children’s centers in the nation, by U.S. News and World Reports. She has experience with treating children, adolescents and young adults of all socioeconomic, racial, religious and ethnic groups, and of varied gender identities.

Dr. Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts; her M.D. at the George Washington University in Washington, DC; and completed both her residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. She practiced in Chicago before moving to Arizona in 2021.

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California, and Illinois. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has a number of publications including the chapter “Treatment of Children and Adolescents”, in the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry.

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