Doctor of Acupuncture and Licensed Massage Therapist

Lesley Johnsen, DAc, LAc

My Approach

From my many years of learning and work experience, I combine a number of wisdom traditions including Five-Element Acupuncture – along with modern science and the philosophy of healing for the whole person, not just treating symptoms. I have gained insight into the importance of the emotional and spiritual root of dis-ease in all my treatment planning with clients.

I have worked for the last eleven years in various collaborative healthcare settings, including being a staff member at the Department of Integrative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. I  am currently an acupuncturist and wellness instructor at various addictions’ facilities in the valley.

What can you expect from me as your acupuncturist?

I deeply respect that every patient is an individual with their own unique needs. Healing arises from a partnership between me and my clients. We will work together to ensure an optimal treatment plan that will have the best possible outcomes for you.

What are my values as a practitioner?

You deserve nothing less than the best. In order to provide you with the greatest professional skills, I am committed to my ongoing professional and personal development. I am deeply involved in the Nonviolent Communication community and aim to create a heart-centered connection with all of my clients.  I have also done advanced programs in Psych-K and have completed various trauma certification programs at the Arizona Trauma Institute.

Trust is the most critical factor a successful relationship between a client and a health professional.  You are the expert on yourself, and the most essential person when it comes to your health and well-being. I want my clients to be engaged in their healing journey and encourage them to ask me the tough questions, express concerns and provide me with their feedback.

What really matters to me…

I live in alignment with my values, especially when it comes to the taking care of the environment. I believe each one of us can make a difference to our communities by contributing our gifts and talents for the benefit of everyone.


I received my Doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science.  In 2009, I completed two Master’s Degrees at the Tai Sophia Institute in Columbia, MD.  These were in Acupuncture and Applied Healing Arts, respectively.  I hold a BA in Psychology, and have been certified in Massage Therapy, HeartMath, and Colonhydrotherapy.

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