Joanne C. Ongsitco (she/her)


Joanne provides culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and holistic mental health and addictions counseling in Florida through Telehealth.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Sunrise, FL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

You've done your research. You've tried to "make it work." You try to put on a smile but it just doesn't match how you feel inside. Feeling alone and misunderstood hurts. Maybe you grew up being told there was no place for how you felt, to "be seen, not heard," receiving the message to "just get over it" and move on. Maybe something just feels like it's missing even after everything you've accomplished or tried to do. You've done so much hard work yet you feel stuck, like something's missing.

My Background and Approach

I get it. I've been there too. It hurts to think about change, let alone explore and process through it, when we don't know what it looks like or what to expect. That’s what I’m here for… to provide a grounding non-judgmental counter-space where we will collaboratively work together. I am here to listen, to join you in your pain, and walk with you through darkness and storm within you. I strongly believe in the power of our sense of belonging and connection to begin and foster our healing process. We will work together in developing an integrative plan and approach to identify and understand what you may gain from being in therapy. YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME. My training and experiences include earning my dual Specialist and Masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling, volunteering as a crisis counselor, and working across various levels of care within mental health and addictions treatment organizations.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I specialize in working with professionals who are in recovery and with individuals who may be experiencing cultural stress, generational pressures, and trauma. I also work with individuals struggling with substance use and addiction issues and the consequent impacts they come with including relational and family conflicts, work, career, academics, and more. I believe in the significant power and strength of support, psychoeducation, and developing acceptance in being able to live life through life's terms. I strongly believe in the power of our sense of belonging and connection to begin and foster our healing and growth. If you are motivated and willing to be open to the challenge of working through your uncertainty and vulnerability, you are ready for counseling. It takes immense courage to recognize we may need help and be able to ask for it despite our anxiety, fears, and apprehension. You are in the right place at the right time. Let me help you find your balance.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Lyra Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Tagalog


(305) 859-1285 Email Joanne C.
4300 N University Dr
Suite F-100
Sunrise, FL 33351
, FL

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