Joanie Piken

Accepting Clients

Advanced Trauma Specialist . Worked with Dr Janina Fisher over 12 year long trainings. (Not EMDR))depression , anxiety, Loss, Adults/Senior

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , MA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Telehealth with Adult Individual , Dyad, Couple , & Seniors. Diverse population & ages, all adult , seniors with different ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. I see a diverse group of people from varied racial, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds & LGBTQ communities. I work with many who have trauma histories, family of origin issues, as well as sexual and relationship concerns. Senior/Geriatric issues .Please also see my Psychology Today listing for specifics . In clinical practice 25 years

My Background and Approach

PTSD and AdvancedTrauma Therapist working with depression, anxiety, fears, anger, joy, sadness, grief, loss, all types of symptoms. (Advanced 12 year long trainings with Dr Janina Fisher) , and consultation groups , advanced seminars(not EMDR) Trauma based theory/ Approach, IFS, Psychodynamic, CBT, and attachment theory a merging of many approaches . Melding 25 years of clinical work into the work as a therapist and with you, seeking help in your journey to resolve and feel better. **Calling Office is Best: The imprint of trauma is psychological & somatic: long after the events are over, the body continues to respond as if danger were ever present. My professional mission is to bring this understanding of trauma to both clients & their therapists as a psychotherapist, consultant, & trainer of clinicians looking for answers to helping traumatic events. The key to healing is not just knowing what happened but transforming how mind, body, & soul still remember it. Individual, Couple

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is a belief system and involves an interest and curiosity of self and of other in understanding patterns of attachment, relationships and growth of personhood. The early attachments often define and regulate how we experience others in intimate and everyday relating . Understanding these experiences, from a place of compassion, and learning how to re-regulate & identify defense styles that worked at an earlier time , and now are blocking new ways of coping and are no longer fitting for adult relationships . The heart of therapy is to work with and toward a person hood that will allow for new coping strategies , enjoyment , living and laughing via methods that one learns to adopt and bloom in the present via the Therapy work. The use of the therapy relationship allows for a powerful, often life altering change that often brings personal gratitude and joy in life

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Tufts
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 34 years of practice
  • Rate: $225 - 250/session


617-527-5252 Call office Telehealth Sessions only Email Joanie
Newton Ctr & Needham Heights
Telehealth only
, MA

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