Joanna (jo) mulder, LPC
I believe that therapy has its most profound impact when we come to it with a spirit of curiosity and a willingness to openly explore our experiences, emotions, and behaviors. This requires courage, as we may discover pain and shame along the way. In my experience, healing takes place in the context of a respectful and trusting relationship. I will be here to make space for you as a compassionate witness and collaborator. I take a strengths-based, nonjudgmental approach, and I look forward to meeting you, just as you are.
In addition to working as a counselor I am also a creative writer and have always believed in the power of stories. In life, the stories we tell or believe about ourselves sometimes weigh us down. As we work together we will have an opportunity to examine your personal narratives and explore possibilities for refocusing and reframing the stories that no longer serve you.
I began accessing mindfulness through meditative yin yoga, and have more recently explored seated and walking meditations. These practices have sharpened my attention and increased my capacity for moment-to-moment living. Whatever your journey, I look forward to our exploration of the practices and paths that bring you greater awareness and ease.
My areas of interest and experience include:
- Grief and loss
- Identity exploration
- Periods of life transition
- LGBTQIA affirming therapist and have experience working with individuals who hold marginalized identities.