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I'm Joanna

Hi there!

Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. As you search for the right therapist, you’re granting someone access to the inner workings of your heart and mind. I do not take that lightly. In establishing trust, I seek to provide a space that is safe, validating and open-minded with every part of my client’s experiences. Therapy should feel like a relief–a comfort of talking with someone who actually gets it. 

 

Life can be so painful. It’s understandable why we often spend a significant portion of our lives numbing, avoiding, or disregarding.

 

I’m a therapist who believes that therapy works. Just like you, I’ve navigated challenging, heart-breaking, and traumatic events that led to my own therapy. For me, the counseling experiences that were most powerful were full of patience, reassurance, and understanding.

 

As a queer cisgender woman, I believe I possess significant understanding for people who feel they don’t quite fit in the box, including those who have felt harmed by restrictive expectations or hurtful judgements. Whether their differences have to do with sexuality, neurodiversity, or life experiences others might not understand, therapy should be a safe place for everyone to discuss the real circumstances of their lives.

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What if you could begin unlearning the story that you are broken, that something inside of you needed to be fixed? Healing is not about fixing, its about processing your unprocessed wounds from your past.

RUTHIE LINDSEY

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I meet with clients on the following topics (and more)...

Anxiety (general anxiety, panic, social anxiety, stress and overwhelm, low self-esteem)

Depression(

Trauma (painful past experiences, adults with childhood trauma, PTSD)

Chronic Illness (burnout, finding out what careers fit you best, getting a new job, changing career fields, increasing work performance)

Neurodiversity ()

Other Topics (life transitions, struggle to adapt to life changes, difficulty making decisions, sexuality concerns, LGBTQIA+ support)

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How therapy can make a difference

Our current stressors, as well as painful and traumatic experiences, can all impact our ability to thrive. My training as a clinical social worker has made me passionate about noticing how the larger systems in our lives (personal, family expectations, culture with its social rules, job expectations, politics, etc.) impact and shape our behaviors and relationships.

 

All these systems play a role in shaping what we think and believe, and how we experience life. While we must learn how to adapt to these systems to “succeed” in our society, its often at the expense of our well-being. We can lose ourselves in our attempts to socially survive. 

My approach is integrative and relational using a combination of evidence-based, trauma informed, psychodynamic, and somatic interventions. I believe in the mind-body connection and provide education and techniques to help enhance this connection.

 

I offer yoga movement and restorative practices as well, in order to help support you in your journey. I want to support you in identifying and building upon your unique qualities and strengths to create better connections with yourself and in your personal relationships.

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I meet with clients exclusively online!

Don't let life get in the way of your wellbeing. Access convenient, effective, high-quality therapy from home or anywhere.

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Association of Social Work Board Certified
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Emotionally Focused Relationship Therapy
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Licensed Social Worker in Colorado
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Licensed Social Worker in Texas
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Licensed Social Worker in Arkansas
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Licensed Social Workeror in Florida
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Training & Qualifications

I received my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver specializing in family therapy and interpersonal trauma studies. I have a BA in Communication focusing on relational, group and organizational communication from DePaul University in Chicago. For more than ten years I have practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) addressing trauma

My early career experience included working in law enforcement as a victim advocate, child welfare, medical social work in inpatient hospital settings and outpatient community clinics, and now in private practice with adults and couples.

 

My professional training highlights include specialization in helping individuals and couples by using a blend of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, EMDR trauma therapy, and Mindfulness.

As a long-time practicing yogi, I earned my 200-hour yoga teaching certification and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). I specialize in restorative and yin yoga styles, focusing on bringing a calm and centered balance to our nervous system. 

In my free time you’ll find me…

…doing highly introverted things! Among my favorites is anything outdoors (walking, hiking, camping, or biking), reading/listening to audiobooks/podcasts/music, and spending time with friends and my partner.

Personality Type just for fun

Myers Briggs: INTP ("The Thinker")

Enneagram: 5w6 ("The Problem Solver")

DISC: C/S ("The Bedrock")

More About Joanna

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