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Joanna Dougherty, LCSW

I help clients face the challenges of life -- to not only get through them, but to come out the other side thriving. Whether that challenge is a loss, a transition or feeling stuck in a past trauma or experience.

I believe in embracing our humanness and moving away from the "shoulds." I seek to help bring awareness to patterns of coping and to begin to change how we relate to different parts of ourselves.

I enjoy working with women who struggle with perfectionism and vulnerability particularly as sources of anxiety.  I seek to foster our natural wiring for connectedness and encourage facing down our inner critics to uncover ways to rise up and embrace worthiness.


I am trained in EMDR therapy. This incredibly powerful and evidence-based approach is very effective in helping heal trauma or emotional and psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, attachment disorders and other issues.

In addition to EMDR, I have training in Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, The Nurtured Heart Approach and Mindfulness.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado and am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Service and Social Policy.
 

I also supervise social workers toward their LCSW and other clinicians who are looking to grow and expand their practice.

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The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything. - Anatole France