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Joanna is a licensed psychotherapist based in Westchester and currently offering teletherapy sessions to adults and parents. Joanna specializes in working with trauma, and is certified in EMDR. She also works with women struggling with infertility, loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, and parenting stress.
Joanna emphasizes a holistic, acceptance-based approach, to help her clients feel more empowered and connected to who they are. She see's her role as facilitating her clients innate ability to understand themselves, heal old trauma, and develop new ways of living that are more successful and fulfilling.
Joanna’s multi-pronged therapeutic approach treats anxiety, the impacts of acute and long-term trauma, postpartum depression and anxiety, and the stressors related to infertility using multiple evidence based interventions, including:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
EMDR for trauma (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
Mindfulness and Meditation
Interdisciplinary collaboration with medical and psychiatric providers
EXRP for OCD (Exposure and Response Prevention)
In a safe and supportive space, Joanna helps her clients gain new skills to help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, identify the ways you hold yourself back, and resolve trauma, and PTSD symptoms as well as heal early attachment wounds.
Joanna’s approach is practical, warm, solution focused, and collaborative in nature. Her practice is inclusive and affirming, helping her clients build self confidence, resiliency and healing.
Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Infertility counseling - Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Mindfulness - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress
Sex therapy and intimacy - Helping individuals work through healing after experiencing sexual trauma, and specialize in helping women who are experiencing anxiety and stress around sex and intimacy
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
NYU Counseling and Wellness Center, 2008 - 2014
The Training Institute of Mental Health, 2007 - 2008
EMDRIA, EMDR Certified, 2020
NYU School of Social Work, MSW, 2007
Skidmore College, BA, 2003