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 by A.U. 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 by M.I. 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 by D.E. 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 by K.E. 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 by S.H. 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 by R.Y. 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 by J.O. 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 by R.O. 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 by J.U. 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 by L.I. 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 by J.E. 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 by S.C. 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 by J.U. 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 by J.A. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Great!

Written by F.R. 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 by D.A. 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 by J.A. 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 by S.E. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Completely helpful

Written by B.O. 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 by J.E. 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 by D.O. 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 by M.E. 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 by K.E. 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 by T.O. 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 by A.N. 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!