I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, mental health, and substance misuse counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career issues, OCD, ADHD, and dual diagnoses. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional setbacks.
My counseling style is warm, welcoming, and supportive. I engage everyone in a respectful, affirming claim and nonjudgmental way. My approach is a blend of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our therapeutic relationship and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I am here to support and empower you through courageous exploration towards the possibility of change and engage the process of seeking a more fulfilling and happier life through the explorative process.
I look forward to our journey together.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 27056
FL LCSW SW18130
Joann instantly made me feel supported. She validates my feelings she helps me set goals and she reassures me about my resources and coping techniques like Journaling and more organization. When I am swinging back and forth, I feel like she brings me back to my "center"
Written on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd