Joan Dewey, LCSW
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
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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
She is great and makes me feel comfortable.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Joan is great at what she does; she helped me immensely through some parenting struggles. I'm so very glad that I found her during the time I needed therapy most.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She helped me find the confidence I needed to live my life the way I do, and to have faith in myself.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Joan for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis
Joan Dewey is professional, listens and genuinely cares.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Joan is such a wonderful person. I'm so glad I stuck with better help, I had tried 2 other therapists that didn't work out for me initially and found Joan after them. I'm so glad I stuck with it. She is a great wonderful person who is helpful and understands. Would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd