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My Credentials


  • Master's of Social Work (Hunter College)

  • Master's of Arts in Psychology (Wake Forest University)

  • Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, Spanish Concentration (Villanova University)​


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (New York State)

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (New York State)


  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (Frank G. Anderson, MD)

  • Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (State University of New York at Binghamton)

  • Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Durham Crisis Response Center)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Duke University Integrative Medicine)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST; Mental Health America)

Additional Specialized Training:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (EMDR Center of the Rockies)

  • Treatment of Complicated Grief (The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work)

  • Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain (Don Teater, MD, MPH & Martha Teater, LMFT)

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (Karen Klein Berman, LCSW)

  • Body-Centered Therapy (Cia Ricco)

  • Spirituality and Healing of Developmental Trauma (Professor Anthony Sainz)

  • Trauma-Informed Crisis Response (St. Nicks Alliance Youth and Education)

Learn more:  My Path in Healing

"Joelle is deeply passionate about the work she does with clients and it's always a privilege to consult with her. She is warm, knowledgeable, and an expert on working with trauma's impact on the body." - Samira Dewidar, LCSW

"Joelle is a sensitive and attuned clinician who elegantly applies trauma theory to embodied practice." - Rachel Easterly, LCSW

"Joelle is one of the most empathetic, insightful and skilled trauma-informed therapists that I have worked with. She is a wonderful colleague from whom I learn a lot. I highly recommend her." - Kaoru Oguro, LCSW

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