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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #59761 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
LCSW #5823 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Thank you, Joan, I'm doing better!
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"!!
I really like Joan and I think she understands me and helps me.
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.