Hi. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in WI, and have been a therapist since 2007, when I earned my Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Mount Mary University. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief and loss, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, work/life balance, women's issues, and life changes. I've also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse.
My counseling style is warm, genuine and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My person-centered approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to look into counseling, congrats on taking a huge step toward a more fulfilling and happy life. If you are ready, I'm here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 4625-125
ME LCPC CC6802
OR LPC C7432
She is down to earth & reminds me a bit of myself & great that I was paired with her
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Jo Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief
Jo Ann is one of the most empathetic people I've ever met. She knows exactly what to say and what to do during our therapy sessions. She's a good listener and she's helped me enormously to build up my confidence and work on my anxiety and depression. I highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Jo Ann for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Jo Ann is always kind and supportive. She validates my feelings and emotions while challenging me to see situations through a new perspective and work outside of my comfort zone. Jo Ann always creates a safe and comfortable space for me to work through my thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Jo Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Very good! She has helped me quickly focus on what is most distressing to me and we are working on strategies that I can use to work with the discomfort.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Jo Ann for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
Jo Ann is a great therapist and has helped me tremendously. Everyone has seen the change in me.
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Jo Ann for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Jo Ann is very compassionate in her approach. I have only had a few sessions with her so I don’t feel that we have gotten to know each other well enough to further comment. I am enjoying our sessions so far.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Jo Ann for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue