Joanna Simundic RCC RCSW
Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Somatic Experiencing
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.embracingchangetherapy.com
Joanna Simundic holds both designations: Registered Clinical Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counsellor, which makes it easier for you since all types of insurance coverage will be accepted to ensure you get the help that you need.
Have you been feeling anxious/depressed? Are you trying to overcome a substance use issue without success? Is your past triggering you? Is life passing you by and you feel stuck?
You don’t have to go through this alone. If you have been struggling or feeling stuck, Embracing Change Therapy can help. With my extensive years of experience in the helping profession, I have specialized training in trauma, dissociation, mental health and substance use.
I am not in the business of managing symptoms but rather helping you look at your core issues to help you create long term relief and reduce hopelessness.
I am also able to support you through other issues that you may be struggling with such as concerns with family, relationships and life transitions. I can help you understand your situation clearly and offer you new perspectives and teach you coping skills to help you gain stability and growth as you undergo change. I welcome individuals and their loved ones with diverse backgrounds and needs.
Services are offered to adolescents (13-18), adults, couples & families. Services are offered on an individual basis along with family sessions. New clients welcomed. No referral necessary.
Students are given discounted fees. Sliding scale available to fit your budget needs.
I work collaboratively with adolescents, adults and families and I integrate the most useful approach or combination of approaches to suit your needs. My approach is warm, sensitive and nurturing focused on developing trust and safety. My goal is to put you at ease within the therapeutic environment and develop awareness by focusing on experience in the present moment. With compassion and integrity, I combine different therapeutic approaches through the skillful application of practice, theory and evidence-based research in current psychotherapy and trauma. The process of assisting someone to undergo change deeply enriches my life as I watch people grow and change. Experiencing a traumatic event in your life can send your world upside down, disturbing your sense of safety in the world. In order to move forward, you need to feel heard and understood. I encourage you to join me in your search for purpose and meaning to make your world safe again so that you may move forward and embrace change. I will bear witness to your story and be grateful for sharing your courage and resilience within the safety of the therapeutic environment.
Other services provided:
TRAUMA PROCESSING SUPPORT AND INTEGRATION
I offer support with processing challenging traumatic material that you might be holding onto that impacts the way you see and interact with the world. By letting go of past pain and suffering you can create freedom to choose new ways of being in the world, including healthier relationships with people closest to you as well as positive thoughts and beliefs about yourself. This transformation process can assist you in enjoying a better quality of life as you shed things that no longer serve you and bring in increased sense of wellness and self-worth.
SPIRITUAL AWAKENING/ INTEGRATION SUPPORT
I offer support to individuals going through a spiritual emergency or spiritual awakening and require assistance with integrating material that they have come to encountered through deep spiritual work. This can be a very difficult time for many people as they try to make sense of their new changing world perception. I can help you with preparation for your spiritual journey as well as support you with integrating the changes into your life to maximize the benefits of your new cathartic experience.
SUPERVISION SUPPORT WITH SETTING UP A NEW PRIVATE PRACTICE
I offer guidance and support in helping you set up your new private practice. There are many importance steps involved that require sequential attention to detail. I can guide you through the process from start to finish to help you establish a successful and well-established foundation for your practice to thrive.
Client fee individuals:$130 individual, $90 for students, sliding scale available
Client fee couples/families:$195 for couple for 1.5 hour session, sliding scale available