Joan has been working as a psychotherapeutic counselor since 1987. In these thirty-three years, Joan has counseled children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has been employed in State agencies, school systems, psychiatric facilities, and private practice. There is no question that she is truly dedicated to helping those that want her support and guidance.
Joan graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with the distinction of being included in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Joan went directly into graduate school to receive her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University. She earned her Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Joan was a licensed Clinical Counselor in Virginia and remains a Licensed Clinical Counselor in Maryland.
Joan creates a welcoming, open and trust filled therapeutic atmosphere for her clients. She believes that every person is unique and needs to be treated with care, respect, honesty and dignity. Joan likes to emphasize a client’s strengths and positive attributes to help them navigate through life’s challenges. When Joan is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, playing with their dogs, and laughing as much and as often as she can.
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