JoAnna Van Otterloo

LPCC

About Me

Hi, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in both Minnesota and Ohio. I enjoy building supportive relationships with my clients and helping them to navigate life’s challenges. I utilize an integrative, strength-based approach pulling from a variety of techniques and interventions to help empower my clients in working through life’s transitions and challenges. My approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

I have over 14 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy in a variety of settings and in utilizing a number of evidence-based and informed practices including Multisystemic Therapy, CBT, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment & Biobehavioral Catch-up, and Circle of Security Parenting Program. I have worked with individuals and families on issues including depression/anxiety, stress, trauma, family issues, parenting challenges, motivation, life transitions, communication issues, relationship challenges, and life balance.

In my work with clients, I establish a safe, non-judgmental space to reflect on and process challenges in order to achieve the treatment goals we set collaboratively. I am privileged to help clients achieve their personal version of wellness and stability in their lives.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #1262 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LPCC #E.0500164-SUPV (Expires: 2023-07-17)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for JoAnna Van Otterloo. 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 by A.N. on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

JoAnna helps me stay focused on my goals and helps me sort through my thoughts and helps me come up with ways to work through my problems. I've only had a few sessions with her but I can already tell that she's helping me!

Written by M.A. on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s amazing. 10/10!

Written by N.A. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Helpful, thoughtful and a sense of humor. It’s like talking to a friend.

Written by A.L. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

JoAnna was great. She listened, asked lots of questions, was personable, kind and understanding. She got what I was trying to accomplish and helped me understand things better.

Written by K.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Joanna is the bee's knees! She helped me work through some major things. Would especially recommend for anyone with young kiddos.

Written by S.H. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

My two sessions with JoAnna have been very helpful. I look forward to working with her.

Written by H.E. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

JoAnna has been a wonderful confidant. I feel very comfortable talking with her, she listens, is non-judgmental, has wonderful suggestions and has been very helpful with personal relationships and parenting.

Written by Z.E. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with JoAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

JoAnna has been a great help in allowing me to see some practical ways to think about and work through some trauma I've held onto for a long time. I'm very excited to continue to progress with her through more going forward. I highly recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

She’s wonderful. I look Forward to our sessions

Written by J.O. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very helpful! Very kind, good at helping clients work through issues in a variety of ways!

Written by V.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, career difficulties, and parenting issues

JoAnn is super understanding and very helpful. She is a true professional! She sends me articles pertaining to my experiences, she offers very good feedback. She helps me set goals, and helps me with my anxiety a lot. She is a great listener and a great counselor. I highly recommend her, and her expertise! I have horrible anxiety and she is a huge help to me dealing with my every day stress and anxiety, with helpful solutions.

Written by S.H. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

From my first appointment with JoAnna, I knew she was a good fit for me. She listens, asks questions that are specific to each concern/topic I’m sharing about, and is as personable as she can be. She often offers external tools and resources to aid in the therapeutic process. She is down-to-earth and positive. She challenges things that need challenging while also validating me as I am. I felt comfortable with her from the beginning and always look forward to my next session.

Written by T.O. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

JoAnna is fantastic! She helped me walk through several different coping mechanisms regarding my anxiety and panic attacks, and is also a wonderful listener. Thanks for everything JoAnna!

Written by B.I. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Very helpful

Written by L.O. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I very much appreciate JoAnna’s time and strength-based approach to counseling. I feel like I have a partner in my mental health journey. She listens intently and offers supportive suggestions and reflections that I think about and apply long after our sessions wrap-up. She is a gem to work with!

Written by D.E. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

It is still pretty early in the process but Joanna has been great

Written by K.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

JoAnna is very dedicated to my well-being. She has taken a lot of her own personal time to make sure I was taken care of and made to feel less anxious in my situation. She is very warm and accepting. She has held no judgement, been very prompt, compassionate, and extremely patient with all my issues. I am so glad I’ve been matched with her and look forward to working with her.

Written by F.A. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing therapist. I highly recommend her for professionals who need therapy.

Written by R.O. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

JoAnna has been very helpful in helping me work on parenting conflict problems with my son. She is a thoughtful listener, has good insights and concrete suggestions.

Written by E.M. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with JoAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

JoAnna is fabulous and supportive. Our sessions are productive, and I feel like I am making real, lasting progress toward mental well-being.

Work with me!