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Skills :Canadian Clinical Counsellor
Joanna is a master’s level clinical counsellor with a background in treating developmental disabilities, substance use, concurrent mental health disorders, and addictions. Joanna holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology MACP from Yorkville University and is certified as a C.C.C. Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Joanna helped clients with significant cognitive deficits, high intolerance and low boredom threshold and is experienced in crisis and trauma counselling with a focus on client stabilization and resourcing.
In her work with addictions, Joanna used an eclectic approach involving assessments for differential diagnosis and comorbidity; Motivational interviewing to overcome ambivalence towards treatment; Cognitive remediation to help control core symptoms, treat emotional disorders, and stabilize clients’ mood; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, exposure therapy, and emotion processing for comorbid and associated disorders. Joanna is experienced in the dual diagnosis and dual treatment approaches applicable to the field of addictions.