Jill Joanis, MA LMHC CMHS, Mental Health Counseling in Olympia, Washington, 98501

Jill Joanis, MA LMHC CMHS

Jill Joanis, MA LMHC CMHS

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - LH60087706
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21853
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924 7th Ave SE
Olympia, Washington 98501
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*I am not currently accepting new patients as I will be away for several weeks this Spring. Please check back in June for availability, if desired.

Transitions often leave us feeling out of balance. Whether we are facing changes in relationships, adjusting to new roles at work or home, or managing symptoms of anxiety or depression, it is easy to become overwhelmed. I work with clients to create strategies, develop tools, and uncover personal strengths that bring the healthy balance back.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, educator, and public speaker with over 15 years of experience in the counseling and social services field. I bring a depth of experience from years of work in Washington state agencies, community mental health organizations, nonprofit, and medical settings. I am privileged to be a therapist. My clients describe me as "open, genuine, real, and effective."

Email or Call Jill Joanis, MA LMHC CMHS at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21853

More Info About My Practice

I have extensive training and experience in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), among other effective strategies. Initial Intake Assessment: $175, 50-minute Therapy Session: $110, Group Therapy: fees determined on a series basis. Please note: Payment by cash or check is due at the time of service.

I am currently contracted with the following Insurance Providers: Group Health, First Choice Health, Optum, United Healthcare/Tricare and Veteran's Administration(VA). In order to access insurance coverage for most services, you will need to call the customer service number located on the back of most insurance cards and request authorization. I offer a few sliding fee scale appointments. Please contact me for availability. You can also choose to submit out-of-network claims to your insurance provider, if you have this coverage.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

It is my belief and professional experience that people grow through difficulty. Choosing to participate in therapy means taking time in your life to think about, feel, and integrate parts of your life and your self. On a neurological level, this allows you to create healthy pathways in your brain which can replace problematic ones.

This helps you to mature as a person, realize what is possible, and finally let go of pain. Although it may be challenging to enter this process, the reward is deeply fulfilling. I see people heal all the time and it is the best part of my job.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

People seek therapy for different concerns at many points in life. A therapeutic approach to treat trauma in 5 sessions may be very different than one which treats a mood disorder, like depression, in 10 sessions. There are models that clinicians follow when treating clients which allow for optimal gains. Asking what you can expect from therapy (homework, number of sessions, prognosis) is every client's right.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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