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

Jill Joanis


Jill Joanis


Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - LH60087706
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Providence
  • Veterans Choice


924 7th Ave SE
Olympia, Washington 98501

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My Approach to Helping

*My practice is currently full to new clients for individual therapy. Please see my website for information about workshops.

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."

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: Kaiser Permanente, First Choice Health, Aetna, Providence, Premera, Tricare and the 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.

Therapy 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 a traumatic experience may be very different than one which treats a mood disorder, like depression. 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

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • 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
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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