- M.A., Counseling, Pacifica Graduate Institute
- Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, CA
Joanna is a license-eligible MFT intern with a background in community mental health and cross-cultural clinical practices. As a Los Angeles based bilingual therapist, Joanna has served various populations including older adults living with severe mental illness, families within the DCFS system, and Spanish speaking individuals and families living with multi generational cultural issues. She currently works in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching a Seminar in Directed Research, and is working to develop a small private practice in West Los Angeles integrating depth psychology with cognitive behavioral practices and neurofeedback. Joanna achieved her B.A in Art from UC Santa Cruz, and has been practicing photography for 18+ years, exhibiting both nationally and internationally. Joanna is a Diplomatic candidate for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy..