Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Joan holds a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been in the field since 2001.
Joan believes that your ability to courageously explore your inner world and relationships is a transformative process which leads to increased self- determination, emotional awareness and resilience. She respects your wisdom and strength as you choose your path forward and is grateful to accompany and assist you.
Joan will create a safe, supportive space for you to access your internal resources, explore options, and learn new tools for managing life’s transitions, stresses and points of growth.
Joan believes that the mind and body influence each other in positive and negative ways. It is her hope to help you become aware of the connection between your experienced stress, trauma and resistance and the physical manifestations of these emotional states. Exploring these states while utilizing mindfulness techniques leads to a release of internal and physical tension, pain and distress and improved emotional regulation. She utilizes a mindfulness based somatic approach coupled with cognitive behavioral techniques to help you return to a state of balance and continued growth.
Areas of experience:
· Stress Management
· Personal Growth
· Life Transitions
· Relationship Issues
· Self Esteem
· End of Life Issues
· LGBTQ Issues
· Mood Disorder
· Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Joan has attended the following trainings in the past three years:
Suicide Assessment, Planning & Prevention 3/27/19 2019 National Conference on Social Work & HIV/AIDS5/22-25/2019
2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment 12/11-14/2018
Suicide Prevention Workshop10/16/18 Supervision Toolkit7/17/18 Ethics for the Modern Age6/12/18 Neuroscience & Yoga in Treatment of Trauma9/9/17 Addressing Hoarding Issues3/24/17 Why Won’t You Listen To Me3/10/17 Unconscious Bias2/16/17 Mental Health & Substance Abuse10/24/16 Ethical Issues in Healthcare for Aging & Other Vulnerable Populations9/9/16 Honoring the Past:Challenging the Future of Cultural Change5/3-5/5/2016