I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) In Mississippi. I have had more than ten years of experience as a licensed mental health practitioner, primarily in private practice. Before this, my professional experience involved providing social services to foster and adoptive children and families and counseling adolescents in an emergency shelter setting.
In my therapy practice, I work with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as with families. I have had experience working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, and traumatic stress disorders. I have considerable experience providing support and psycho-education to parents of children with behavioral and emotional problems. My treatment approach combines practices and techniques of several treatment methods including Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and others. The goal is to develop a treatment plan that meets the client's individual needs. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is vital, and I strive to develop such a relationship through demonstrating respect, empathy, genuine concern, non-judgment, and unconditional positive regard.
The decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one. The therapeutic process is a joint effort between client and therapist. I pledge to bring the best I have to offer to that process as we work to help you feel better and improve your quality of life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MS LCSW C7358
She has been my rock over the last year.
Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Jo for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
What an amazing therapist Jo is. She listens and asks questions that break through right to the heart of the matter. I have learned so much about myself and I have coping skills that I never would have had without her help.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Jo for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Ms. Jo is a very down to earth person and very easy to talk to , she is also very solution oriented and does not mind sharing her own life experiences which made me feel even more comfortable opening up to her . She has given me some great tools to use and think about as I go on my healing journey . I am glad to have been connected with her .
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Jo listened to me to understand clearly what my issues were. She asked questions for clarification and provided good counseling tips as well as some coaching tips to help control son issues I’m having. She made me feel comfortable with speaking with her .
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Jo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
I have never felt more seen in my life. Jo is so easy to talk to and understands exactly what I am trying to say. I immediately relaxed the tension in my shoulders after our first session. I couldn’t recommend Jo more.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Jo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Jo is an exceptional therapist. Her expertise and kindness has really helped me.
Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Jo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd