Accompanying the purchase of an artwork in the Art with Gravity III: The Astrals series is one online 50-minute appointment with Dr Johnson, scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

By proceeding with the appointment, you agree to read and keep to the following terms.

Dr Johnson’s service does not replace formal mental health care. She does not give medical diagnoses and does not prescribe medication. She will not have access to your medical or mental health history.

Any advice discussed does not constitute or represent medical advice. You are solely responsible for any outcome that may occur as a result of putting this information into action in any way, and regardless of your interpretation of the advice.


Dr Johnson’s appointments do not constitute an emergency or crisis service and are not suitable for you if you have current, significant mental health needs, or:

  • are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • in any situation that requires urgent or emergency care
  • otherwise at risk of harm
  • currently under the care of a mental healthcare professional.

We care about you and want you to access the right service. If any of the above applies to your situation, please contact your local doctor, mental health provider or hospital for further advice.


Your appointment will take place via Zoom. Please note that no online video platform, including Zoom, is completely impervious to data breaches. In proceeding, both parties agree not to record, reproduce or redistribute any part of our conversation.


Identifying information (full name and contact details) is kept separately from session notes to maintain confidentiality. Where necessary, some paper notes are kept and stored securely. Under UK data handling guidelines we are required to keep any paper records for 5 years before disposing of them.


What you discuss in your appointment is confidential – with some important exceptions. If she is concerned there is a significant safety risk to you or to someone else she may attempt to contact other agencies to share relevant information, such as your local medical service or the police. If any criminal activity is disclosed, Dr Johnson is required to pass information to relevant law enforcement.


If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or behave unreasonably or aggressively, the session will be discontinued and any fees cannot be refunded.


Please contact Dr Johnson 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or arrange an alternative appointment. If you arrive late the meeting will have to finish on time and there is no refund.


Further appointments can be arranged with Dr Johnson dependent on availability. Please contact hello@deficlinpsy.com if you would like to arrange a stand-alone or follow-up session.


Fees for follow up sessions are payable in ETH or BTC.


Dr Joana Johnson
UK Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), PgCert CBT, DClinPsy

   ︎ hello@deficlinpsy.com
   ︎ @DeFi_ClinPsy

DeFi_ClinPsy is Dr Joana Johnson, clinical psychologist for the crypto space. She offers her services in partnership with the artist _slow_crypto as part of the Art with Gravity project.

Appointments are currently only available to the first owners of artworks in the series Art with Gravity III: The Astrals. All artworks are 1/1 NFTs, as befits the individual experience they accompany.

Dr Joana Johnson is a UK-based Clinical Psychologist with over ten years’ experience working in mental healthcare services.  She completed her doctoral training at Canterbury Christ Church University and is accredited and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Dr Johnson currently divides her time between working with patients and their families in NHS mental health services, providing staff support to two UK healthcare charities, and an academic teaching role, She also offers talking therapy / coaching services privately.  She is a keen advocate of financial freedom and is passionate about supporting innovation in the crypto space.

Dr Johnson has expertise in working with all aspects of emotional experience.  Specialist areas of her practice include the interface between mental and physical health, keeping burnout in check, and exploring relationship dynamics.



_slow_crypto x DeFi_ClinPsy

In our world of instant communication and lightning progress, we need our moments of calm. The artist _slow_crypto explores this through natural dyeing and the conscious creation it inspires. His art aims to inspire a reflective moment and our partnership seeks to deepen that experience. 

Accompanying the first purchase of each artwork in Art with Gravity III: The Astrals, Dr Johnson offers a session of talking therapy.

Our hope is twofold:

1.  That your session with Dr Johnson will be an opportunity to reflect and take stock of your emotional wellbeing.

2.  That ownership of your own unique Astral artwork will inspire and cue you to return to a state of reflection and calm each time you view it.


What kind of talking suits you?  Dr Johnson offers the following options:


No planning, just relax.  Show up and let’s see what comes to mind. I’ll ask you some questions to get started and let’s see where the conversation takes us.  It’s all important. 

Freud was the father of free-association, and there’s a reason it’s still widely used in therapy today.  You might be surprised at what comes up.


How to make the most out of your life: let’s ask some questions.  What’s really important to you?  How do you prioritise your time?  Are you caught up in the urgent-but-not-important?

In this conversation I’ll use ideas drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assess your values, goals and to help you re-focus your intention in a direction that’s important to you.


Let’s check in with your mind and body today.  How are you doing?  What do you need today?  Maybe there’s some stress, sadness, or worry around for you.

If so, in this conversation we’ll use some ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to think together about some strategies and fixes.


© 2021 Dr Joana Johnson