“I am humbled by the willingness of the women I see to be vulnerable with me and let me guide them in healthier ways of coping with the stress in their lives. I appreciate being able to come alongside them and give the support they need to fulfill all the roles and responsibilities in their daily lives – including caring for themselves.”
Joan has experience with a wide range of assessment and therapeutic techniques. Her favorite part of working with women is helping them see the choices they have and setting and achieving their personal goals for better health—she wants every woman to feel good about herself and her body and to realize that even small changes can make a big difference over time. Joan also enjoys working with retirement-aged women to help them lead full, healthy and enjoyable lives.
In her spare time, Joan loves to spend time with her husband—anything from getting coffee to watching a movie or football (which she takes very seriously as a former member of the USC marching band). She also loves traveling, keeping in touch with friends, reading, baking and crafting and has a nostalgic soft spot for all things 80s and 90s.
Master of Science, Criminal Justice, East Carolina University, 2002
Master of Science, Psychology, University of La Verne, 2007
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical-Community Psychology, University of La Verne, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Sociology, University of Southern California, 2000