Kim Johnson, Psy.D., LSSP – Director of Training
Dr. Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who specializes in understanding and evaluating the relationship between brain disorders and behavior. She is essentially passionate about neuropsychological evaluations and enjoys evaluating individuals 4 years old through senior adult for a wide range of learning problems, developmental delays, autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, complex medical and neurological problems, emotional-behavioral disorders, brain injuries, strokes and various neurodegenerative disorders.
At 16 years of age, Dr. Johnson was one of the youngest students to enroll at Southern Methodist University and graduate with an undergraduate degree in psychology. She earned her Master of Arts degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, California in 2001. She completed two post-doctorate programs: a one-year program in school psychology and a two-year program in pediatric and adult neuropsychology. Dr. Johnson’s training and experience comprises diverse settings: evaluating students in a school setting, working with juvenile offenders and severely emotional disturbed adolescents in residential facilities, diagnosing adults in outpatient and inpatient facilities, and providing consultative services to several government agencies about various neurocognitve dysfunction. She is also on of the few neuropsychologists in Texas who is certified in Aviation Psychology to perform FAA-required evaluations on pilots and air traffic controllers.
In 2009, Dr. Johnson established Johnson Neuropsychology, an independent practice, to provide personalized care and neuropsychological expertise across the lifespan to individuals who have disabilities and complex medical presentations as well as to gifted individuals and neurotypical individuals who want documentation of their cognitive abilities.
Yamilee Nápoles, Psy.D.
A bilingual clinician raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Yamilee Nápoles is a post-doctoral trainee in clinical neuropsychology who earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana. Currently, she is working under the supervision of Dr. Kim Johnson.
Dr. Nápoles has four years of experience working as an outpatient, inpatient, and in-home therapist in a community mental health setting. She administers psychological and neuropsychological assessments to clients ranging from 5 to 90 years old. Dr. Nápoles is currently accepting clients for psychotherapy. Families who prefer to speak in Spanish are welcomed.
Ashlee Peterson, B.S., M.S.
Ashlee Peterson is a non-certified psychometrist who administers standardized tests under the supervision and licensure of Dr. Johnson. Ashlee completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in sociology from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, she worked as a cake decorator for almost ten years. She admits if she did not choose psychology she would have been in culinary school. While working on her Master’s degree, she completed her training/practicum at Johnson Neuropsychology before accepting accepting a full-time position with the Company. She has been trained in both psychological and neuropsychological tests for pediatrics and adults. She tests adolescents and adults who are seeking assistance through the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. She especially enjoys working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, high school and college-bound students with learning disabilities, and individuals with psychosis. She plans on one day completing her doctoral degree in order to perform psychological and neuropsychological assessments for all ages.
Candace Thurman, M.S.
Candace Thurman is originally from Ruston, Louisiana. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. After graduating, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she received a Master’s in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University. Candace has earned 1200 practicum/internship counseling hours while working as a psychometrist registered with Arkansas Psychology Board. Candace relocated to Texas in late 2018 and is a psychometrist who administers tests to both children and adults. She plans on combining her professional and educational experiences to become a licensed professional counselor in the very near future.
Rosanna Jaramillo joins Johnson Neuropsychology, PLLC after spending years as an office coordinator in the dental industry. She uses her experience to manage all functions of this office including scheduling, records management, HIPPA compliance, and insurance pre-authorizations. Rosanna’s role is to ensure that all aspects of your care run smoothly and efficiently.