My counseling style is relaxed and conversational and one of meeting someone where they are on their path. I recognize it takes courage to seek therapy and implement changes and would love to assist you on your journey of discovery. I understand that it may be difficult to open up and talk to someone and I pride myself on being an active and nonjudgemental listener. I am genuinely interested in helping everyone I come in contact with thrive in all aspects of their personal and/or professional lives. I will constantly work to promote an empathetic experience where an individual’s needs, concerns, and personal values are met with compassion and respect. I am devoted to creating a safe place that both fosters and aids emotional growth and healing.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
IL LCSW 149022066
I really appreciate Joan's help. She actually listens and I always feel really comfortable talking to her.
Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt
She is extremely helpful and offers good advice. She has helped me overcome some of the obstacles I'm struggling with in healthy manner. She also listens and makes sure she understands what you're expressing. She also makes you feel heard and understood.
Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great long term relationship
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
She gives me confidence to stand up for myself and is the a constant cheerleader. Honestly very grateful for her guidance.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I didn’t know what to expect when going through these therapy sessions. I think often times, therapy is seen as a form of weakness. I’ve come to realize that therapy is essential to taking care of our well-being. Talking to Joan, I let go and just release what’s on my mind. I feel so much better knowing that I was able to talk these things out.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties