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!
Please be advised that due to the nature of telephonic counseling, THE PLATFORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PROVISION OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS REQUIRING AN IN-PERSON EVALUATION AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE IT IF YOU NEED ANY OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION OR APPROVALS FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COURT-ORDERED THERAPY OR EMOTIONAL SERVICE DOG CERTIFICATION.” Please do not ask.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC002339
She speaks from her own experiences and never dismissed my emotions. It’s a safe place to talk.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
She is extremely helpful and shares her stories that are similar to mine.
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and adhd
Joann is very easy to talk to and personable. I look forward to addressing the complexities that I am dealing with. I have the fullest confidence in Joann and that together we will get to the root causes of my issues and learn various tools to deal with my issues as they arise.
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Joann has been so helpful in guiding and advising me while I go through a hardship. Thanks so much!
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Crants is a valuable resource for me. She listens, asks great questions, and provides feedback to help me learn and grow. My life has greatly improved since working with Dr. Crants!
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Joann Crants and I had a good session but I’m looking for a slightly different kind of approach for my needs in therapy.
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Joann for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd