Dr. Joan Atwood

(PhD, MA, (psych), MA, (soc, psych))

About Me

Have you lost sight of your relationship or marriage vision--the dreams and hopes that brought you together in the first place?Do you crave for things to be the way the way they were when you first met?
Couples' dreams often take years to erode. It happens little by little, over a long period of time. The work I do with couples can help you realize your dreams again.
Different couples counseling approaches are used with different couples. Some couples wish to explore their motivational patterns, why they do what they do. Other couples want to solve current problems and work with the present situations. We will work together in finding solutions, using the type of counseling that you are most comfortable with.
For couples who want an in-depth couples therapy experience, intensive couples therapy for couples to explore their own positive and negative patterns in relationships is available.Couples learn to communicate in ways that foster intimacy. They learn how to avoid the common traps and pitfalls of close relationships with the goal of achieving a conscious relationship.Have you lost sight of your relationship or marriage vision--the dreams and hopes that brought you together in the first place? Do you crave for things to be the way the way they were when you first met?

I am interested in and can help with the struggles you are experiencing. .Schedule an appointment for couples counseling and tell us about your relationship issues and together we will work toward a solution. An experienced therapist makes all the diference.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #000277 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Joan for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr A was so incredibly helpful during a very rough time I was having with my girlfriend. She coached me through it and I would recommend her to anyone going through the same thing.