Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Joanne provides outpatient psychotherapy to adults through the life span, utilizing an eclectic holistic approach to various mental health issues. Her areas of expertise are in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD/trauma, addiction, and the mental health impact of chronic health conditions.
Joanne provides individual and couples therapy using a therapeutic approach which is strengths based, holistic, with a focus on cognitive behavioral interventions, DBT, trauma informed interventions, sensorimotor and somatic psychotherapies, mindfulness-based and meditation strategies, narrative therapy, and the use of expressive arts to assist in the healing of trauma. Joanne believes that people have the strength within themselves to heal, but sometimes they need a little help in finding it, especially when faced with difficult life challenges.
Joanne received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University and master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Rhode Island College. Her work and training experiences have included community outreach and prevention programming, child and family mental health services, cognitive counseling for traumatic brain injured patients, adult mental health services, substance/alcohol use disorders and addiction treatment. Joanne is a certified clinical trauma specialist.
In addition to her clinical practice, Joanne is a member of the Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School teaching community where she instructs medical students in areas of professionalism, empathetic patient-centered care, and screenings for mental health concerns. Joanne is a recipient of the Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award for her years as a teaching associate for the medical school's Doctoring program. This teaching experience has added to the holistic approach of her clinical practice; assisting people in bridging the gap between physical and psychological concerns in order to promote overall wellness and healing.