Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 10+), Adult, Couples, Families, Geriatric, Individuals
Life’s not easy. Isn’t that the understatement of 2020? Recent times have presented unique challenges that have undoubtedly affected most everyone, if not all of us. No stranger to adversity herself, Joanna provides a compassionate, safe space through her relatable and caring demeanor to ensure that her clients feel at ease.
When you’re in a session with Joanna, you will feel comforted and supported by her empathetic and insight-oriented approach. Her unique ability to weave her witty and intelligent sense of humor into her sessions makes her easy to talk to. 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.
She is thoughtful, but also authentic and direct in her communication with clients. Joanna believes that this is a collaborative process in which you will work together to explore your thoughts and feelings. She 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. This is what keeps her clients feeling understood and motivated to continue their work together.
Utilizing techniques and modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, traditional psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, brief therapy, active listening, as well as motivational interviewing Joanna works with her clients to help them overcome a multitude of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, disability, chronic/acute medical illness, grief and loss, relationship/trust/communication issues, difficult life transitions, limiting beliefs and perspectives, and more.
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.
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. She looks forward to supporting you by helping you to empower yourself to improve your health, enhance your functioning, and live a life that you consider to be worth living.