Joanne uses a diverse set of counseling methods that support the whole person. She recognizes that her clients require solutions that meet their needs as biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual entities.
Joanne incorporates a set of overarching principles into her work that allows her to build effective relationships with her clients. Some of these principles include:
Conducting a comprehensive assessment and offering the personalized tools they can use to address issues of the spirit soul, mind, and body. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Merge sound therapeutic models with biblical instruction that enable individuals to examine their perceptions and restructure their mindset and behaviors to lead healthy and psychologically sound lives. Support the advancement of each client by helping them comprehend that they are empowered to make choices, take appropriate risks, and identify options that allow them to reach their fullest potential.
Moreover, Joanne is aware that spiritual, emotional and psychological maturity comes as a result of patient's involvement, counselor and the Holy spirit. She commits herself to creating a space, a container of sorts, where each individual may achieve their goals in an emotionally safe, calm, caring, and confidential environment.
Joanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York, a member of the National Association of Social Workers-NYC, and NASW Academies of Social Work, New York. The American Association of Christian Counselors, and a Volunteer with the NYC Medical Reserve Corps affiliated with OMH Disaster Preparedness and Response.
Joanne held roles at non profit, social service, and for profit settings. Joanne served, as Supervisor in Field Instruction (SIFI), Administrative Supervisor in the Absence of Supervisor, and a Senior Social Worker at Jewish Board of Family And Children's Services Inc .She's also functioned as Supervisor in Field Instruction (SIFI) at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
Additional clinical Experience includes:
- Outpatient community based psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups at Mermaid Manor, Brighton Beach Preventative Services, Horizons, (D.V) Counseling Services at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc.
- Interoborough Developmental and Consulting Services Inc.
- St. Mary's Hospital For Children Services Inc.
- Paul J. Cooper Health and Human Services Inc.
- In and Outpatient medical social worker, psychiatric and prenatal services with Adults and Children at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.