Hello! My name is Joan Dewey. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 25+ years experience. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy services in both Alaska and Arizona. I have worked with many clients of all ages, and life circumstances including individuals with histories of traumatic events, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, parenting special needs children, addictions and substance misuse and trauma and stressors related to racial, cultural and historic impacts. I support clients in building positive communication, fostering meaningful relationships, and healing from past life events, to promote optimum growth and empowerment.
My therapy style is respectful, compassionate and with unconditional positive regard for you, the client. My therapy framework is the person-in-environment utilizing CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am trained in narrative therapy, mindfulness, Trauma Focused CBT, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and addictions recovery.
Reaching out for the tools that therapy can offer is a worthwhile and potentially life changing event. I encourage you to take these first steps and open the door to a more fulfilling life,
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LCSW CSWS632
AZ LCSW LCSW-18507
Thank you for always being available and making me feel cared for and supported no matter what. With all the kind words of wisdom.
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I have finally connected with a therapist. Joan makes me feel understood. She listens attentively and make me feel comfortable sharing, or not sharing, uncomfortable things. When she speaks there is always kindness in her voice, and never judgement. Her help is making a positive impact in my life.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd
Joan has been a great help to me and offers me guidance and points of view that I had previously not considered. I highly recommend her as well as Better Help.
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Just off the first session, Joan has been someone who made me feel seen and heard. Someone I can trust with my private life. She is incredible with adjusting the therapy to my beliefs and values and that is incredible.
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief
Joan is the best counsellor I have had. She is an active listener and respectful about what I am willing to discuss. She has great insight and perspective to my situation. I feel very comfortable when talking with her.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue
Very professional very caring down to earth helped me with multiple ways to calm anxiety she also has a very peaceful way about her very easy to talk to
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management