Grounding & Centering
Saturday appointments available
Sliding Fee available
Joan earned an MSW degree from Stony Brook University in New York in 1988. This degree includes a specialty certificate in addictions. She has been working as a therapist since 1988. She offers individual, couples and group counseling at Awakenings. She works with a variety of people and issues including those with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, grief/loss, lesbian/gay/bisexual and midlife issues integrating mindfulness with therapy and everyday life. She uses mindful awareness, deep listening, along with a warm relational style. Her orientation is grounded in Buddhist psychology.
Before becoming a therapist, Joan worked as an RN for 15 years in hospitals, as a private duty nurse, in hospice, and in assisted living facilities.
I believe in helping people learn to love and accept themselves exactly as they are. My approach is interactive and tailored to meet your needs. I am deeply committed to building on your strengths, while collaboratively creating connectedness. I will support you in developing increased self awareness, freeing yourself from limiting patterns and learning to love yourself in a genuine and authentic way.
Phone: 503 781-9726