Joanna Gould

From an early time in my life, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I started my experience in mental health working with individuals with chronic to severe mental illness, helping them navigate life, building independence, and seeing their growth was one of the best experiences of my life.

I’ve always felt that it was my calling to help and be a for flashlight to help guide people through life and their journey. It is my goal is to help individuals navigate their struggles by exploring their past, identifying the root of their thoughts/problems, processing their emotions, and helping to create efficient coping skills. I want every single individual I work with to feel empowered and in control.

My style of therapy comes from a very integrative approach, whether is a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach, narrative, or psychodynamic. I want to make sure I use an approach that matches my client’s needs. I am a person who appreciates humor, so this is something that I like to use in my sessions. I can have a soft and caring personality and have no problem using confrontation if I feel it is needed for someone to help them refocus or be honest with themselves.

On a more personal matter, I am a plant lover, love dogs (I have a 136lb dog!), coffee, podcast, and walks. I’m interested in my client’s passions and likes so always feel free to share them with me.

What do you do in your free time?

I recently got a dog so you could say a lot of my time is devoted to him. I also enjoy going for walks, painting, reading and attempting to cook (progress, not perfection!).

Best Therapy Advice?

I probably will say this until I am blue in the face but we are our best advocates! You know yourself better than anyone else and you know exactly what you need/don’t need. It is not selfish to consider your needs.

Favorite Quote?

We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

What do you want for your clients?

I want to provide them with a safe space to share whatever thoughts or feelings they wish to explore. My wish for my clients is that they find the compassion for themselves to create their best life and realize the potential that they all have!

What is a session like with you?

It is my sincere hope that my clients would respond “fun”, “empowering”, and “eye-opening.” I like to use humor, empathy, and perspective into each session. We are a team, and you are treated as a teammate rather than the client. Our sessions are collaborations on strategies to get you to the best life you can imagine for yourself. I genuinely enjoy each moment I spend in sessions and do not take lightly the honor of being brought into your journey.

Anything else you would like to share?

I am also the intake coordinator at CFC Therapy Group. You will probably talk to me at some point in your journey and I am very much looking forward to that!

Blogs By Joanna Gould

Tackling Valentine’s Day

As the notorious Valentine’s Day rears it’s head some people may notice an increase in their feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Valentine’s Day has

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