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Joanna White, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Joanna White. I received my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and worked in different capacities with the Prisoner Reentry population for many years. I made the decision to shift my focus and I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California simultaneously working with women and men experiencing Domestic/Sexual Violence. Working with these two different populations has helped me gain a perspective from an offender and victim/survivor perspective. I have years of experience working with people who have experienced trauma, specifically domestic/sexual violence, childhood trauma, and disordered eating; stress/anxiety; life transitions; parental concerns; work-related stress; and stress that life throws at us. I believe any type of change is a journey and my role as a therapist is to help guide you through your journey for what makes sense to you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body image, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, 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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LISW I.1801006-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joanna White. 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.

Joanna is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s incredibly kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. She’s very relatable and easy to talk to. I’ve been able to discuss things with her I never thought I’d be able to tell anyone. She’s helped me so much in the short period of time I’ve been speaking with her and I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Joanna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Since I started talking to Joanna weekly, my overall happiness and appreciation of life has increased exponentially. I’ve started to really appreciate how I feel about myself and values as a person. She makes it so easy to open up and provides great questions that I never would have asked myself. I am always looking forward to our next session.

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Joanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression

Joanna has been insightful, kind, and helpful. She has offered suggestions for different ways to manage my unique issues

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Joanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

Starting therapy can be daunting, but Joanna helped ease me into it. Our sessions are more like chatting with a knowledgeable friend than therapy, which makes it feel easy to share personal information about myself. She never makes me feel judged and I feel like she genuinely listens to what I'm saying and offers helpful insight.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Joanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes