Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 10+), Adult, Couples, Families, Geriatric, Individuals
No stranger to adversity herself, Joanna provides a compassionate, safe space through her relatable and caring demeanor to ensure that you feel at ease. When you’re in session with her, you will feel comforted and supported by her empathetic and insight-oriented approach. You'll find her easy to talk to and enjoy the sense of humor she weaves into sessions. As a therapist, Joanna’s goal is to provide a non-judgmental, safe forum for you to share openly and honestly, as well as to feel empowered to make the positive changes you are looking for.
Joanna tailors her approach for each individual client to help identify their strengths and build upon them, as well as to navigate the delicate balance between acceptance and change. Utilizing techniques and modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, traditional psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, brief therapy, active listening, as well as motivational interviewing, Joanna collaborates with her clients to help them overcome a multitude of issues. Those issues include anxiety, depression, disability, chronic/acute medical illness, grief and loss, relationship/trust/communication issues, difficult life transitions, limiting beliefs and perspectives, and more. Joanna is well-versed in working with individuals of all ages who are in crisis and understands how difficult it can be to seek out treatment and ask for help.
Recently migrating from her home state of New York, Joanna traded in her high heels for hiking boots in search of new adventures in Colorado. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and has over 10 years of experience in working with Veterans at the Manhattan VA Hospital in both a medical and mental health setting. Joanna is optimistic, caring, and friendly, but no stranger to heartbreak as, unfortunately, she is a longtime suffering JETS fan.