Joanna understands that the world of therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming to some. She makes an effort to help each client feel safe and understood by tailoring each session to the client’s specific needs.
The power of therapy is in a large part about the connection between therapist and client and Joanna aims to provide the proper support to each client that walks through her door.
Joanna has a deep love for the mind-body relationship and is fascinated how the two interconnect. She has previous experience working at a clinic that specialized in approaches to overcoming psychogenic, chronic pain where she worked with individuals experiencing debilitating somatic symptoms and helped them work past the pain signals to recognize the deeper significance of the symptoms.
Additionally, Joanna has a background in working with children and adolescents as she helps them in navigating some of their most transformative years.
Joanna uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and tailors each session to meet her client’s specific needs. Ultimately, Joanna believes that with proper support, education, and empowerment, change and healing are inevitable.
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.
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!