About me

I am a mental health therapist currently holding an LPC and LSW in the state of Pennsylvania with over 30 years of experience working in various inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma, career challenges, substance abuse issues, and grief and loss. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I believe that it takes courage to seek help and then take the first tentative steps towards change. If you are ready to tell your story, I am here to listen and support you in your journey towards a new life. To prospective clients, In the spirit of mutual respect I ask you to take a moment before you decide to change therapists without any notice and provide me with some feedback. I understand that the online platform is anonymous and that it seems quite different than face to face counseling. However, you need to consider that just as in real face to face human interaction a certain degree of kindness and thoughtful manners goes very far in a rather cold and callous world. Just as you come to me for understanding, guidance and an ear to listen you need to give the same if there is something that concerns you about my counseling style. In this manner we can both grow as individuals and I can learn from you as you from me.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LPC PC002339


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joann Crants. 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.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has been very helpful with getting me to understand myself better

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Joann is a wonderful therapist! She has helped me navigate some really tough grief and supported me with other mental health concerns as well. She listens well, she’s warm and empathetic, she challenges my beliefs in a gentle way. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Joann is fantastic. She listens and is open and understanding. I feel compfortable with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs to talk to someone.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

great!

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Joann is so kind and understanding. I am still continuing my journey with her and it’s been helpful. She gives valid advice and truly listens. I know I’m on the path to healing after living in a home with 10 years of abuse.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Crants is honestly amazing, she’s very personable and is very blunt which I prefer. I love how she tells me her thoughts on the situation and challenges my way of thinking when I need it.

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Joann had helped me through a lot of issues that I’ve had and let me understand how to go forward with these issues. She’s a excellent listener and the amount of knowledge she has is great!

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Joann seems to be very experienced and her availability seems to be vast however she doesnt check some of the boxes for what I am looking for in a therapist.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 9 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Joann is an excellent therapist. She is full of empathy and compassion. She can pick you up when you're feeling really low but also can help you look at the hard truths in your life that may be holding you back. I am grateful for our sessions. Joann, thank you for listening.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been with Dr. Crants for a couple months now. We have weekly sessions. I sincerely anticipate them! I have been through therapy on an off throughout my life and never truly found it beneficial until now. One part due to not being ready, the second part being that I didn’t have Joann as my person! She is so genuine, and real, her understanding of how I feel is like she sees right through my soul. She makes me feel understood. I cannot express enough to my coworkers, family, etc. that every time we complete a session, I feel weight off my chest. She is truly amazing! I sincerely appreciate her. She is super witty, and absolutely HILARIOUS! She can make you crack up at the end of the session when you cried the whole entire time.

I cannot stress enough how thankful I truly am for her! Thank you Dr. Crants!!!

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Fantastic

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joann Crants is very good at understanding your problems and gives very helpful tips and strategies to improve my mental state

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Joann is very kind and considerate and has a lot of good insights. I highly recommend her!

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

I think Joann believes in what she’s doing, for legal advice that’s irrelevant, but for this it’s crucial. I was a bit wary of the motivations for the professionals on this site but Joann is sincere and has an aura of the wisdom of a lengthy history. maybe the best review is that I’m writing a review.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's very personable and funny! Her jokes make me feel comfortable and relaxed to share with her things I don't like telling people at all. She's very supportive and her advice is not biased. She challenges me and offers worksheets to help me read about things that can also assist outside of our sessions.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

Joann was the first therapist to give me actual answers to my questions & the unknowns. She is extremely knowledgeable and confident in that! She is very attentive & constantly engaging with me during our sessions it never feels awkward or paused. She is the best !!

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She shares her experience to show she can relate to situations that I am going through.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I'm greatly appreciate having a therapist that can guide me through these tough times.

Thank you.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great investment for your mental health only wish you were able to use your insurance

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I like Joann.

I think she brings perspective from life and her work experience that is helpful and connects personally.

She fun and a good listener.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've only met with Joann a few times, but she has truly been a great help already. She gets me and is very respectful of what I communicate to her. She shares resources and I feel as if I have a plan of action after our sessions. Thank you, Joann

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Great!

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Didn't listen to my words. Took her opinion of what I said and stated I was refusing to try.

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Excellent! :)

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Joann has been a rock through my life’s greatest storm. She listens without judgement, she referred me to resources that I have found helpful, she remembers my story and helps me draw back on past sessions, situations and feelings, she helps me to feel empowered in my situation and compassionately supported. She’s down to earth, easy to talk to, and affirming. She’s drawn my attention to difficult things to consider and I’ve appreciated how that’s helped me to grow. I will always feel grateful that we connected when I absolutely needed her the most.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Completely helpful

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Has been very helpful. Look forward to our sessions.

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and anger management

Joann is a great listener, very empathetic and understanding. She is able to relate well and off ideas on how to move through difficult situations. I would recommend her to anyone that is dealing with difficult life events that they are trying to navigate.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I really feel comfortable with Joann. She has a calming, nurturing approach. I feel like I am talking to my aunt. Her expertise is so natural that it doesn't seem like she is working when I am speaking with her. She's really awesome!!

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joann is truly great, she understands my concerns and takes the time to address them. She also remembered something from a previous session and brought it up to talk about it with me again. She listens very well and takes an interest in my fears/concerns. Highly recommend!

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve only met with Joann a couple of times. But she’s great. I really like her.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Joann appears to be a copayment analyst.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joann is an active listener and responds thoughtfully after I meander to my eventual points. She cares and seems to have a nice set of possible activities available to help with various issues. I plan to stay with her if I decide to spend the money for another 4 weeks.

Work with me!