About me

My name is Joann Ikeh and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California and have a tele-health license in Florida, with 14 years experience as a therapist and 18 years working in mental health. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have found it to be a very effective approach in helping people feel better fairly quickly. I have worked with people of all ages from young children to older adults. I have specialization in treating Trauma using some of the following evidenced based practices; Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children, and Cognitive Processing Therapy and Seeking Safety with adolescents and adults. I have also treated many individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions.

I also have lived on 3 continents and have extensively studied cultures. This has been very helpful in working with intercultural couples or individuals that are experiencing cultural adjustments or just need someone who is sensitive to how our cultures shape our worldview.

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership where we work together to help you accomplish your goals. I take the approach that everything we do is collaborative and I will regularly check in with you to make sure that what we are doing is helpful and working for you, and if it is not then we will change what we are doing until we find what helps you the most.

Seeking help is not always easy, and I am so glad that you have taken this step. I truly believe that far too many people suffer for far too long from mental health conditions that are very treatable. If you are ready to continue in this journey I would be honored to walk alongside you. Whether you choose to work with me or choose another provider, or wait a little longer, I hope that you are able to experience the healing you are seeking.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joann Ikeh. 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 Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 days on issues concerning lgbt

I found Joann to be easy to talk to, and her questions got me thinking which is perfect. Only issue is our time zones don’t line up in the most convenient way, which I can’t exactly fault her for! I had a great experience with our discussion.

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Joann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

I'm very happy I was paired up with Joann she has honestly changed my life. My thoughts my actions and I'm really working towards a better me. I would reccomended her to anyone. Even the way I approach people has changed and its really down to her help. I'm so grateful

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Joann for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

She has been so amazing through this journey. Not only is she professional but has made me feel comfortable and vulnerable which I have never felt before.

Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Joann for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Joann made me feel comfortable table right off the bat and in our short time together has already helped me tremendously. Grateful to have found her.

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