I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been licensed in Kentucky as an LCSW for the last 10 years. I have over 15 years experience working with children and families to increase their positive communication. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, PTSD, BiPolar, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and trauma informed counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 3647
I had to switch to Mrs Chavez-Holder after a month with my other therapist and so I think maybe she didn’t see that I needed someone who could reach out to me. With my depression I often can’t even face the day sometimes. Quickly into our sessions though she began reaching out and offered many ways for us to stay connected and I really appreciated that.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Joann was fantastic to work with. She really listened to my concerns and had a great understanding of my situation. She provided comforting reassurance and words of wisdom for me moving forward.
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Joann is an amazing therapist. She is very easy to talk to and always seems to know exactly what I need to hear or do. She is very flexible and easy to get ahold of to make sure my needs are met.
Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
She has been amazing
Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief