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i'm joanna

about me

my training 

ba psychology //

university of north carolina at chapel hill

msw social work //

new york university

licsw lcsw-c lcsw //

dc • md • mt


continuing education

i have sought out additional education and training due to particular interests i have in the following topics:


acceptance + commitment therapy


   the physiology of self-compassion



the health-at-every-size approach to 

treating eating disorders and body image


polyvagal theory + somatic therapy

attachment styles & relationships

the neuroscience of emotions 

internal family systems

fun facts —

i've moved around, a lot.
my life has taken me from mexico city, where i was born, to new delhi, india ∙ washington, dc ∙ chapel hill, nc ∙ new york city + brooklyn, and am now based in the northern rocky mountains and call bozeman, montana home*.

*i acknowledge that several indigenous peoples have traditional claims to the land bozeman sits on, including the apsáalooke (crow), niimiipuu (nez perce), očhéthi šakówin (Lakota), piikani (blackfeet), seliš (salish), shoshone, and tsétsêhéstâhese (northern cheyenne).


outside of the office

you can find me hiking, camping, listening to 2000s hip-hop, writing, cooking, + trying to keep my plant babies alive.

Image by John Forson

work with me

my offerings

online courses
1:1 therapy

(podcasts + writing)