Credentials: MS / LPC / LADC
Joanna Crowell, NCC, LPC, LADC brings many years of experience working with individuals with a wide variety of psychological and emotional challenges. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication. Joanna is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Drug/Alcohol and Addictions Counselor. She has written and provided lectures on treating addiction. She has additional advanced certification as an Addiction Counselor and carries certification in Medication Assisted Therapy by the Connecticut Certification Board. Joanna is also a HeartMath® Certified Practitioner.
Joanna has recently worked as the Clinical Supervisor at the Middlesex Hospital Psychiatric Day Treatment Program, overseeing eleven clinicians that work with people suffering from problems and complications with mental illness, behavioral health and addictions. Joanna is on the Yale University faculty and has supervised medical students during their psychiatry rotation at Middlesex Hospital.
Joanna has a private practice specializing in trauma, anxiety and substance use disorders and addictions. She often utilizes brief solution focused therapy. Solution focused therapy is future-focused, goal directed and focuses on solutions rather than the problems that are presented in therapy. Joanna works with her therapy clients to achieve personal growth through facilitating the recovery process by offering support to help people develop and achieve their vision of the solutions for the problems that they are experiencing
Joanna is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR helps trauma survivors reprocess disturbing thoughts and memories, providing profound and stable treatment effects in a short period of time. It ameliorates symptoms of both acute and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) a therapy that provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas, mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. Joanna is also a biofeedback/HeartMath® Certified Practitioner
Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication concentration in Marketing: Central Connecticut State University
Master of Science in Community Counseling: Southern Connecticut State University
Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor: State of Connecticut
Licensed Professional Counselor: State of Connecticut
Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist: Connecticut Certification Board
Certified Addictions Counselor: Connecticut Certification Board
National Certified Counselor: National Board for Certified Counselors
Call our Wellness Center directly at (860) 391-8840 if you’d like a consult or to make an appt. with Joanna.