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Joanne Piedra, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

I am a I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of clinical experience and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 14+ years clinical experience. I have worked in several clinical settings including residential treatment centers, day treatment/school programs, community based programs, and serving the military USMC and USN active duty and retired Marines, Sailors, and their dependents. I have experience in counseling parents and their teens, and facilitating groups and parenting classes.  I have received specialized training and use the approach of S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting).

Professional experience

32yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 22428


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

I was a mess when Joanne started helping me. She helped prioritize where to start, and by tackling the addiction issues, I was able to get to some deeper issues. Highly recommended.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Joanne for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Joanne has been the voice of reason I didn't know I needed in my life. It is truly a liberating feeling to share, communicate & learn from someone with so much empathy and life experience.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Joanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching