I am a creative, energetic mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and Virginia with over 11 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and board certified art therapist. I am comfortable treating adults with various degrees of concerns and/or mental illnesses and have a significant amount of experience working with active duty military, military families, and veterans .
My counseling style is warm, interactive, genuine, professional and supportive to foster self exploration and expression of feelings in session without fear of judgement. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to counseling is eclectic to meet the needs of my client but often combines cognitive-behavioral, short term solution focused, motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral concepts. I can tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. For times when there are no words, I am happy to switch to utilizing metaphor, art or creative arts therapies.
What I love about online therapy is that it's so flexible. When you reach out to me, I will be in touch with you within 24 hours, so you can message me any time, anywhere. I am available for live sessions over instant messenger, telephone or video chat. When it comes to your treatment, you're in charge - we can communicate in whatever way makes you feel most comfortable.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Expats, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LMHC 8818
VA LPC 0701008250
Joanna is incredible! She’s an amazing listener, great at giving advice, providing helpful tools, tips and tricks, she’s just amazing!
Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Joanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I’ve had a few sessions with Joanna now and I would recommend her! She understands my concerns and helps to navigate through my thoughts professionally and without judgement.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Joanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Joanna, is a very attentive listener and a helpful problem solver. She is very effective as a therapist.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Joanna for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Joanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Thanks for all your support.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Joanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I enjoy communicating with Joanna.
Written on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Joanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse