Joanna Smykowski

Professional Experience

Joanna has worked in a variety of fields, all tying back to health, both physical and mental. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with Having worked with various populations, including low income, she believes that access to mental health resources is important.

While she is a writer and researcher, editing and publishing a variety of articles including those in the health field, she is also an attorney. She worked for the state attorney general in their health care bureau, worked for a health public policy organization, and worked within social security law for those with physical and mental disabilities. Being able to use her professional training in various ways to help within the realm of mental health is rewarding in allowing her to not only be able to research and publish works, but also fight legal battles when needed.


Joanna received her Bachelor of Science in Communications with a journalism concentration and double minors in Business and Social Justice from St. John's University and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from CUNY School of Law, becoming a New York State-licensed attorney.

"My Philosophy on Mental Health and Wellness"

In today's world, it is really important to take care of yourself. With the leaps and bounds that we have made in science, recognizing the importance of your own mental health should be a priority. It allows you to be the best version of yourself, but also help others that you come across during your journey in life.

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