Joanna Forst


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience in various settings with diverse populations. I completed my BSW and MSW in New York, and have since been practicing in the state of Alaska. I am experienced and comfortable in providing services over the phone, through video conferencing, and exchanging messages. I also utilize varying techniques based on your individual needs. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Moral Reconation Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Psychological First Aid and Crisis Intervention. I have extensive experience working through anxiety disorders, depression, crisis, and substance use disorders. I have worked with clients ranging from elementary age to end of life. In all my work, I bring a source of stability, enthusiasm, energy, and hope.

I consider you the leader of your own treatment process. With that said, it is very important for you to let me know what is, and what is not, working for you, so we can make adjustments as we move forward. I want to ensure that I can provide the best services specific for you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #143834 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by L.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Joanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love working with Joanna she is so kind and I feel totally comfortable being vulnerable with her. I totally respect her and trust what she suggests. She also works with me on my later schedule meeting at 7:30pm weekly. I would 100% recommend Joanna to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by A.L. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Joanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Gives very poignant feedback and makes me feel comfortable to express difficult emotions. Gives off a very caring and warm vibe.