Karli Johonnot PsyD

DBT Program Clinician and Skills Facilitator

Karli Johonnot PsyD

DBT Program Clinician and Skills Facilitator

Dr. Karli Johonnot is a post-doctoral clinical psychology fellow with specialized training in child, adolescent, and trauma psychology. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, community mental health, and private practice. Karli was first introduced to DBT when working at a long-term adolescent inpatient hospital and has been integrating its elements into her work ever since. Her favorite components of DBT include its biosocial approach to conceptualization, dialectic nature, and Wise Mind concept as these have been invaluable in helping Karli’s clients thrive and overcome their challenges.

Karli obtained her bachelor’s and first master’s degree from Duke University and graduated from the University of Hartford’s PsyD program in 2021. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families and has experience providing a variety of treatment modalities, including DBT, TF-CBT, and PCIT. She also has years of experience providing psychological assessment with a particular emphasis on personality and projective measures.

Karli has extensive experience providing trauma-informed care and working with individuals with trauma histories. Her dissertation provided a systemic overview of complex trauma and its impact on the brain, body, and psychosocial functioning, while integrating the resilience literature to highlight that hope is not lost for those who have experienced trauma, and that negative experiences can be overcome. Her past research has also focused on autonomic functioning and trauma, the polyvagal theory, and attachment.  Another area of Karli’s expertise includes working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Karli loves to teach others about sexuality, gender, and diversity and has spear-headed both LGBTQ+ support and psychoeducation groups as well as agency-level LGBTQ+ advocacy and training committees.

Karli is passionate about helping those live a Life Worth Living, and looks forward to working together with clients to help them learn effective skills, mindfulness, and how to enhance resilience in order to improve their overall quality of life.