Joanna was a registered teacher in both Canada and New Zealand. She has an extensive background in counselling youth and adults on both an individual and a family therapy basis. Joanna has also worked as a youth-care worker within the school setting and as a behavioural consultant in New Zealand. Following this, Joanna completed a two year program in Integrated Body Psychotherapy (2001-2003) in Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island.
She became a certified sex therapist Qualified in Auckland with STNZ in 2012 and in 2013 finished her training with Dr. Marty Klein, who is a well-known sex therapist in the USA, with Robyn Salisbury of Staying in Love, The Top Secrets of Great Relationships (2012) was her clinical supervisor.
She completed an EMDR training in 2017 in Victoria, B.C. Joanna now works as a therapist in the specialty area of sexual trauma.
If you are considering individual therapy or relationship support, Joanna invites you to contact her, where you can confidentially discuss setting up a brief introductory consultation via phone or Zoom.
Joanna holds dual citizenship in her birthplace, New Zealand and in Canada where her two children were born.