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Joanna Jewell, MA

Joanna truly believes that with the support of an experienced, focused, and dedicated therapist, growth and healing is possible no matter where you are in your journey. Her warm, relational style provides a confidential, trusted and supportive space to move through change. Her therapeutic focus is to help her clients create a life they are excited and proud about! Working from a person-centered, holistic approach she blends cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic (including attachment focused) and interpersonal therapies to individualize the best care for you. She provides expert care for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples.

Some areas of strength for Joanna include:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) & DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Person Centered Practice; Attachment-Based therapies
  • Eating Disorders / Body Image / Emotional Eating
  • Health Psychology (Chronic Pain); Health Change Methodology
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Relationship Dynamics (including intimacy disorders such as sex addiction)
  • Trauma & Addictions
  • Spiritual Concerns; Cross Cultural Dynamics
  • Gottman; Emotion Focused Therapy (Dr. Sue Johnson)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Joanna’s passion for excellence in psychological theory as well as practice, informed by her holistic approach to mental health and wellness, has further afforded her a diverse competency and skill set that she brings to her work, in all that she does. She did a clinical residency in eating disorders and has working successfully in multiple settings such as primary care, EFAP programs, and specialized grief and chronic pain programs which provided her with additional opportunities to live out her passion and pursuit of excellence in her practice. She also values her role in serving as an Ethics Examiner for the College of Alberta Psychologists and teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate counselling students.

In her personal life she enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing squash on a local interclub league. In her free time, you can find her walking in the outdoors, traveling, sampling the diverse cuisines of the city or curled up with a good book.

If you are interested in working with Joanna, you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation to help you decide if she would be a good fit for you or you can book your first appointment by calling (403) 695-7911 or emailing intake@livingwellcounselling.ca.