My Approach to Helping
Psychotherapy is a spiritual as well as an emotional journey. Together we explore your many aspects and unique characteristics. My associates and I offer meditation and mindfulness as tools to wholeness. We are experts on relationships and help individuals, couples and families find their way to healthy relationships.
Along with being an experienced therapist, Joan is the Zen teacher (Roshi) and Spiritual Director of the Heart Circle Sangha in Ridgewood, NJ. Her Buddhist practice informs her practice of psychotherapy. She specializes in couples therapy (Certified Imago Therapist), trauma work (certified IFS and EMDR clinician), and help individuals suffering from anxiety and depression.
Using Imago and other forms of therapy we help individual, families, and couples in conflict find better ways to understand themselves and one another and find their way back to reconnection. Working with mindfulness, meditation, EMDR and IFS, and psychodynamic therapy, our clients heal old trauma and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. We have offices in NYC and Montclair, NJ.