Hi! My name is Joanna Filidor, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have additional training in Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt and Experiential psychotherapies. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, families and couples who struggle with addiction, trauma and PTSD, and mood disorders like anxiety and depression. I have also worked with those struggling with grief and loss, life transitions, behavioral problems, and family and relationship issues.
I view therapy as a comprehensive approach to treating the whole person. My therapeutic style has been described as direct yet empathic. I also encourage collaboration as I am here to support you in your journey. As a therapist, I strive to be transparent, compassionate, and grounded with my clients. I believe that people are innately good, strong and resilient, and my goal in therapy is to help them realize that for themselves. I am privileged I get to witness this every day; the truest form of raw emotion in others. I believe it is through this work that I get to witness how the mind, body, and soul work together to survive. It is fascinating, inspiring and humbling!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
LMFT #91192 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Joanna has been instrumental in helping me pinpoint some of the issues that have been plaguing me for a long time. I really appreciate her thoughtful responses which help me get to the bottom of my problems!