Are you motivated to improve your mental health and be the best version of yourself?
Is something in the way of you reaching your goals? Maybe it’s anxiety or horrific memories from the past?
Are you looking for a genuine, laid back therapist who will be committed to helping you overcome obstacles?
Is Joni the Counselor you’ve been looking for?
Hello! If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I might a good fit for you. You are a powerful person. Probably even a force of nature and when your obstacles are removed, you’ll be unstoppable. It’s like you just need the right set of tools. Whether the obstacles in your life include anxiety, a history of traumatic stress, feeling overwhelmed at work, substance abuse or problems in your relationships, I can guide you in troubleshooting what’s stopping you.
Imagine a brilliant cardiologist who enters the surgery suite, only to find the tools waiting are dental tools. Would she proceed with the surgery? No matter her skill, she would only do damage if she doesn’t take the time to go get the right instruments. You may be the hardest working person in the room, but if you’re equipped with the wrong tools to manage your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships, you will always be fighting against nature. Where are you holding the wrong tools? Is it stress management at work and home? Maybe you’re dealing with setting boundaries with an ex? Are trauma memories coming up at inconvenient times and causing you anxiety?
While I see a wide variety of clients, some of my specialties include:
- Traumatic Stress & PTSD
- Severe Anxiety
- Personality Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts and Self Harm
- Work Stress
- Life Transitions
- Managing Compulsive Urges/OCD
- Perfectionism and a need to be in control
- Eating Disorders
An Effective & Genuine Approach To Counseling
I value having an open back and forth therapeutic relationship with my clients. I want to not only give advice but to receive feedback on how you feel throughout the counseling process. You deserve a therapist who will listen to your perspective and constantly improve. I bring a genuine sense of authenticity to the therapy room. It is important to me that you’re comfortable in our therapeutic relationship, so I take a casual approach to our sessions where we can both be comfortable. I enjoy my relationship with my clients and watching my clients succeed.
At the same time, I place on treatment that works. In our counseling world, we call this evidence based practice. I frequently attend trainings to learn even more ways to help you. Specific types of treatment I am qualified to provide include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently learning to apply these techniques to disorders of over control such as eating disorders. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a treatment focused on learning new skills and strategies to develop a life worth living whereas Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative approach that incorporates elements from many different therapies in order to alleviate distressing symptoms. If those specific words are meaningless to you, it can boil down to this: I want this experience to help you accomplish your goals. I’m not just another talk therapist.
Start Counseling with Joni
You can’t afford to wait any longer. Your time is too valuable to waste. To get started, you can call 573-328-2288 and ask to set up a free consultation with me or reach out by e-mail. Regardless, I am ready when you are.
*Joni is currently accepting seeing Aspire Counseling clients on Mondays and Tuesdays. Her current counseling rate is $110 per 45 minute counseling session. You can learn more about our rates & policies here.
From a Client’s Perspective…
Still curious about Joni’s counseling style? Here’s how one client describes working with Joni:
“Joni’s counseling style pisses me off – it helps me realize things about myself I’ve been neglecting to address, which helps me become a better person. She’s absolutely great”