Areas of Expertise:
Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Burnout, Confidence, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypochondriasis, Improving Communication, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress
Years of Experience:
English, French and Arabic
Joanna is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst since 2016. She worked with children, elderly people living in shelters and patients interned and residing for years at “La Croix Psychiatric Hospital” in Lebanon. During this experience, the life narrative technique used with these patients enabled them to reactivate a continuity of being which was interrupted by the asylum conditions.
Joanna currently works in her private clinic as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in Beirut. She follows since 2015 analytical training seminars with “Ecole Libanaise de Psychanalyse et Psychothérapie” around the Lacanian concepts and the question of transference in analysis.
She also has a degree in dramaturgy from L’Ecole du Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris that enriches her understanding and practice as a psychoanalyst. Furthermore, her artwork as a photographer is another medium to explore psychical processes through creative productions.
Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Assessments, Teen Counselling (13 – 17), Trauma-Focused Therapy
Educational Background & Certifications:
– Thesis of Master’s in Clinical and pathological psychology
– Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon (2020)
– Scenography instructor at L’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Lebanon, (2016)
– Acting diploma in “École du Théâtre National de Chaillot”, Paris, France ( 2002)
What I’m excited to bring to Fitcy Health members:
I think that raising awareness around the understanding of what is a symptom is already a step into psychotherapy or analysis. Apprehending the symptom through its socio-cultural and political aspects is also a way to acknowledge the world we live in.
Therapy sessions will help you get more insight into unconscious conflicts and transform or rearticulate them into a new narrative.
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