Change always comes bearing gifts.

Therapy Online & in Westbrook, CT

Waking up for work with unbearable anxiety
is not an easy way to start the day.

First thoughts… “I can’t believe that this is my life. It’s got to change!”

Second thoughts… “There’s nothing I can do. This is just how it is going to be.”

Uncertainty, fear, and resignation are powerful emotions.

Untamed, they zap you of your strength.

Life happens.

Major life events are often out of our control.

People lose their jobs. Spouses file for divorce. Kids do things so ridiculous that we can’t sleep at night.

After these events, the world is suddenly upside down. We feel plagued by problems and conflict.

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Clouds of impending doom blow into our lives.

Anxiety helps us stay aware and alert, but it is debilitating for those suffering from an anxiety disorder.

As our mind and body react to the anxiety of unfamiliar or stressful situations, we start perceiving danger at every turn.

Instead of being able to use the anxiety to make good decisions, it overwhelms us.

You experience the world differently after a
traumatic event.

What was once a run-of-the-mill life feels harder.

Sleep doesn’t come easily. You stare at the ceiling for hours in the middle of the night.

While you are at work, concentration alludes you. Thoughts of the future are grim and disturbing.

It is hard to shake the fear that something bad will happen because the “something bad” did happen at some point in the past.

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We start looking for anyway to feel better.

A glass of wine is helpful for some people, but a glass of wine quickly turns into a bottle of wine for others.

Taking some space for yourself can be a great way to rest and restore. Until you accidentally isolate from the people who love and support you.

The solutions that have gotten you through in the past aren’t working anymore. Instead of life getting better, it’s getting worse.

This is no way to live. Something has to change.

The power to change your life lies in the simplest steps.

When we find ourselves deep in the tunnel, it is important to believe that there is light at the other end.

Finding the courage to keep going on the faith that there is an end can feel scary and empowering at the same time.

When we emerge back into the light, it can feel like a victory.

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You need real solutions to the problems
you’ve been experiencing.

No matter where you are on life’s journey, counseling can help.

Now is a good time to engage in the therapeutic process.

You can start by taking the first step.

Hi, I’m Joanna.

People come to see me for one reason. They want to change something.

As a change agent, I will partner with you on your change journey. We’ll use therapy as a tool to encourage and inspire you to recognize and reach your full potential.

Over the past ten years, I have witnessed the transformation of many clients who courageously took the first step. Once you decide to change, we can start you on a path that will take you to your goals and aspirations.

Change can be uncomfortable. Change can be uncertain. But change always comes bearing gifts.

What I Offer

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Individual Therapy

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Pick up the phone. Give me a call.
We’ll get you on the road to health and healing.