About Me


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.  


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. 


My Credentials


Licensure and Education:

  • 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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