Jo-Ann Anstett

(LMHC, QS, RMH, QS, CSW)
Therapist Jo-Ann Anstett Photo

About Me

Over the 17 years I have been working with individuals providing services, I have found therapy is about facilitating conversations to help someone build self-awareness and healthier relationships with oneself and others. The experience of watching an individual grow beyond their current mindset of sadness, depression, feelings of hopelessness or unworthiness into an individual who truly knows and believes in their personal value is why I love therapy.

I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as survivors of domestic violence. I have also supervised a number of therapists and direct care providers so I have first-hand experience in helping caregivers be successful while also practicing good self-care strategies. Clients often describe me as easy to talk to, down to earth, and compassionate. I have a great sense of humor and an open mind which allows me to quickly connect with others and create a safe therapeutic environment. My natural positive energy helps my clients improve their lives by developing better cognitive and emotional skills.
I understand that the idea of starting therapy can be full of anxiety – after all, you are making a decision to start a new path for yourself! Change – even positive change – can be stressful. However, I am glad that you are feeling empowered to take your first step towards personal growth with me. I am looking forward to working together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 8880 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jo-Ann has brought light back into my life after a significant loss. During our sessions, I feel safe and free to speak my mind. I’ve learned so much about myself, my upbringing, my relationships, and most importantly, how to manage my emotions. I would strongly recommend Jo-Ann, she’s wonderful.

Written by C.O. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s awesome!

Written by I.Z. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

So kind, very easy to talk to. Virtual therapy is new to me but she really made me feel comfortable to share even though we aren’t face to face. I’m really enjoying our sessions so far.!

Written by N.A. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Jo-Ann listens to me and really tries to understand where I’m coming from. She is very supportive and encourages me to take control of issues in my life.

Written by T.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Jo-Ann is a very experienced councellor, I gathered this straight after my first session.
I was very sceptical about seeking help but am very glad I did.
I was made to feel comfortable and able to ask questions during sessions and via messaging.
I would encourage others to speak to Jo-Ann.

Written by V.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jo-Ann is an extremely engaged, positive, and calm therapist. She makes me feel very comfortable and at ease and provides constructive and thoughtful feedback and tools to help get you through difficult times. Highly recommended!

Written by B.R. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been very happy so far

Written by E.M. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Jo-Ann has been an absolutely amazing counsellor in every way! From the first session on, I felt completely comfortable to talk to her about everything and always felt heard, understood and well advised in everything. She has really helped me learn how to handle my depression and other issues in life better through listening, talking things through and equipping me with practical and applicable tools that I could use for the specific situations and issues. She has continually cheered me up, made me feel like she believes in me and has been so kind and caring, while not shying away from the more difficult questions, really getting me to look at things closer and discover the roots of my problems. I am incredibly grateful for having her as my counsellor and can wholeheartedly recommend her!

Written by S.A. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing

Written by N.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Jo-Ann for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jo-Ann is an amazing counselor! She is insightful, compassionate, motivating, and very kind. Through working with her, I have been able to make so many positive improvements within my life. I'm so glad that I had Jo-Ann as my counselor.