About Me

I was raised on a family farm with seven siblings. My farm family beginnings have created in me the knowledge that we all have purpose and we all search for meaning in our lives. My eyes have always been open to the beauty of nature and the harshness of survival. My years as a mother of six children have proven to me that strength can be found in each human being. Each child is unique in talent and ability. Every person must be nurtured and guided along the way. Hazards and obstacles are present, buts so is faith, attitude, and endurance. I have owned and operated a business. In this, we have enjoyed long term success and discouraging failure, complete with disloyalty and theft. I have been fortunate to have been raised in Christianity. I do know that throughout my life I have not walked alone. Because of the business loss, my life has found its true calling. The richness of the counseling relationship has opened my eyes to the joy of helping others realize their self-worth. It is my hope to facilitate the change in my client that serves to make his/her life more joyful and purposeful.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #59761 (Expires: 2020-04-30)

LCSW #5823 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Jun 06, 2019 after counseling with Joan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Thank you, Joan, I'm doing better!

Written by S.U. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Joan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I feel very comfortable with Joan. It is nice that she is about my age and understands the issues we face as we get older. She gave me some work sheets to fill in and my immediate response was ,"oh no, stupid worksheets!" In fact, working through them was very helpful and make me think. I would recommend Joan to anyone. Also, my best friend's name is Joan, which I took as a "sign"!!

Written by H.A. on Mar 22, 2019 after counseling with Joan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I really like Joan and I think she understands me and helps me.

Written by J.E. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Joan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Joan is being very supportive, and great listener, everything is perfect for me, but I can’t afford for that long consulting recently, but I will be back soon, and I will still would like to talk to her.