JoAnna Smith, MA LMFT

JoAnna Smith, MA LMFT

Professions: Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13754
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Office 1
4660 Slater Road
Suite 210
Eagan, Minnesota 55122 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

Fees: $130 per session

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I believe that it takes tremendous courage and strength for you to acknowledge your personal struggles, pain, and vulnerabilities. It takes even greater resolve for you to seek out guidance from another to help you navigate such life obstacles and to initiate the process of change. Thus, out of great respect and compassion for you, I strive to create a safe environment that fosters such self-exploration.

My goal is to meet you where you are at in your life--to help guide you through life's shadows and to stand beside you as you overcome your greatest fears. My focus is on helping you to realize your intrinsic strengths, on skill building, and on changing self-defeating behaviors. I work with you in a safe but vitalizing environment that creates the necessary space for change to happen.

Email or Call JoAnna Smith, MA LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13754

More Info About My Practice

I offer fee-for-service provider and accept payment in the form of cash, check, credit card, and paypal.

I accept some insurance plans, such as HP, Cigna, BCBS, Ucare, MA, and Preferred One

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Change can be a slow and difficult process. It can be frightening to open yourself up to the hurt, disappointment, and angst carried inside for years. Counseling creates a safe holding environment that allows you to expose past wounds, explore your inner most thoughts and feelings, and to do so in an atmosphere free of criticism or judgment. My integrative approach tends to be solution focused, incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy, and encourages the practice of acceptance and mindfulness.

My Therapy Focus

I adopt a holistic a approach that addresses you as a complete whole: your personal concerns, hopes, strengths, and goals. I do not subscribe to a single therapy model, as there is no single formula for growth. Thus, I tailor my approach to our work to fit your unique needs.

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

Life 'noise' frequently deafens you to your internal voice and may derail you from your desired path. This may leave you feeling disoriented, isolated, and despaired. I trust in your innate drive for personal growth, emotional balance, and inter-connectedness. Counseling is an educative process: It can help to foster self-awareness, insight, resource development, and aid your overall healing process. It plays an integral role in the journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have extensive experience working with individuals and their respective families who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and disabilities.

    I am certified in PREPARE/ENRICH and can provide assessment and counseling for pre-marital and/or committed couples.

    I am trained in EMDR and offer trauma informed therapy

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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