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Joan Dewey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

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!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

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

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joan Dewey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Joan is a wonderful listener and gives me good advice.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Joan for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Joan in an incredible therapist. I came to her with a number of things I needed to work on, death, trauma, anxiety, etc. With her help, I have gone from being terrorized by my anxiety to now having the tools to work through them in a safe and healthy manner. I hope everyone finds a therapist like Joan, someone who listens, empathizes, gives lots of tools and creates a safe place to grow and share.

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Joan for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful therapist. Kind and listen but is also willing to challenge you so that you grow and change for the better.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and adhd

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