Joanna Smith, LPC - Virginia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Joanna Smith

Joanna Smith


20 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hi, my name is Joanna. I am available to meet with you via TeleHealth. I have a friendly and welcoming laid-back approach. I am nonjudgmental, compassionate and supportive. If you feel disconnected from your authentic self, I can help you find your way home. We will work together to find freedom from unhelpful thoughts and unsupportive behavior patterns. I am trauma-informed and trained. I also have specialized training in recovering from unhealthy and emotionally immature relationships. I can teach you more about your mind, body and emotions but you are the expert and I would be honored to be a fellow traveler on this life journey.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Each individual is the expert of their own lives. The ability to overcome difficulties and regain mastery can be accessed and harnessed to live a life of purpose and meaning. I offer support with mind management and mindfulness techniques to help with anxiety, depression, stress and burnout. I can support with with navigating difficult relationships.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I primarily provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also incorporate feminist theory and client-centered therapy. We will work together to discover your unique core values and help you move towards a future of your design. I like to form longer-term relationships with my clients. Typically, we will start weekly and then step-down to bi-weekly then monthly sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am a wounded healer. I deeply understand how you feel on a very personal level. My trauma history and recovery drives me to pay it forward to anyone suffering. All parts of you are welcome at our table. Let's develop more self-compassion together.

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