Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- LGBTQ Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Group Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Somatic Transformation
Counselling practice website:www.joanschwartzenberger.com
Joan Schwartzenberger is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Victoria, BC. She offers a variety of counselling services including support for those who have experienced addictions (e.g. alcohol and drugs, eating disorders) and trauma (e.g. abuse, loss). Joan uses mindfulness and relaxation techniques which research shows are extremely beneficial in reducing stress, allowing people to resolve their problems more easily. Joan also uses a variety of approaches, such as cognitive-behavior therapy as well as somatic/body-centered psychotherapy (which involves neuroscience, psychotherapy, and developmental psychology) to name a few.
Joan supports clients to overcome problems by sharing tools which enable them to tap into their inner resources; leading to increased self-esteem and self-confidence. Her overall goal is to assist people in leading happy, meaningful and rewarding lives.
Joan has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and has been working in the counselling field for over 20 years in various settings, including the Women’s Sexual Assault Center and Mental Health and Addictions.
Joan provides service to individuals and couples, as well as clinical supervision to counsellors.
Joan offers a free, confidential 10-minute consultation with no commitment required.
Client fee individuals:$120/hour
Client fee couples/families:$130/hour