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About Me

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I'm Joelle Fanciullo, a licensed social worker and holistic psychotherapist.  From early on in life, I have been fascinated by the mind-body connection and looking for ways to help others.   Today, my gift to clients is a wealth of knowledge and personal experience in the suffering and healing of deep emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds.  I've had quite the journey so far.  

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My Path in Healing

I've been curious about the body and what happens inside it for as long as I can remember.  As a kid, I remember frequently horrifying my parents as I watched surgeries on television, dreaming of treating ailments the same way one day.

Then, when I was in high school, I experienced debilitating, long-term sports injuries and a dramatic decline in my quality of life.  My relationship with my body soon turned self-destructive.  Yoga became a sort of magical solution for me, allowing me to transcend my pain, and I wanted to understand why.  


I went on to study the mind-body connection, including the neuroscience and spirituality behind it.  Early into my studies, I learned...

  1. The body holds memories from past stress, and these memories affect us in the present.

  2. Long-term healing comes from within the self.

  3. Most of us can use some guidance to get to self-healing.  

I decided that I wanted to empower people with the tools for their own self-healing of body memories, rather than work as a medical doctor.   Over many years, I continued to learn through multiple degrees and time on both sides of the therapy room.  Today, I bring my lessons in mind-body healing to my clients in private practice.


My scars have given me access to immense power, because I now know how to pay attention to them. 

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My Credentials


Licensure and Education:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (New York State)

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (New York State)

  • 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)​

Certification and Training:

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

  • 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, Dr. Dick Schwartz, Dr. Frank Anderson)

  • Body-Centered Therapy (Cia Ricco)

  • Spirituality and Healing (Anthony Sainz)

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

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

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (Durham Crisis Response Center)

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

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

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