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JoAnna Smith, LCSW

Therapist

"I am an empathic listener, and I work from a client-centered lens, centering my client's experience and strengths. In addition, I focus a lot of my work on helping to support my client’s post-traumatic growth and resilience."

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Clients can expect to receive client-centered counseling, which centers their experience, honors them for who they are, and is directed and guided by the Social Work Code of Ethics and Values.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Traumatic Stress (including race-based experienced by people of color)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

This is your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo, MD

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

BIO

JoAnna Smith is a licensed clinical social worker who brings strong experience providing behavioral health services to diverse populations. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based lens that centers her client, and supports their personal agency. In addition, she also specializes in culturally-responsive counseling approaches. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California, (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in Los Angeles, CA, and her Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Concordia University.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

JoAnna Smith is a licensed clinical social worker who brings strong experience providing behavioral health services to diverse populations. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based lens that centers her client, and supports their personal agency.

Education

  • Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Concordia University
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Awards

  • Trauma-Informed Services Certificate
  • Clinical work was featured for National Health Center Week in 2016 for "Creating Safety from Race-based Traumatic Stress," as an example of innovation
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center