Services Provided

Individual Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling
Joanna Flora provides home-based and office-based counseling services for children and adolescents ranging in age from 3-21, as well as family counseling.

Parent Consultations
Consultation services are available for parents who need guidance or advice on how to handle various behavioral issues with their children. Some parents seek consultations regarding their child’s oppositional or defiant behavior; for support in addressing issues such as potty training, bereavement, and other life situations; guidance in talking to children about divorce, past traumas, sexualized behaviors; as well as various issues impacting a child’s schooling. Sessions generally last 45 minutes to one hour and can be provided weekly or on an as needs basis.

Potty Training Program
Potty training often presents significant challenges for many children and their families. Joanna employs a highly effective strategy by working with the family in home to assess current bathroom routines.  She offers specific techniques that use creative play to assist young ones, and couples these with educational real time strategies for parents.  Most youths are fully trained in less than 10 sessions.

Sex Education for Developmental Disabilities
Providing clear, simple, and satisfying sexual education and answers is difficult for almost  all parents.  The situation can be even more challenging when your child has a developmental disability and cannot understand what is happening to his or her body. Joanna provides education to youth as well as support for families to manage the new behaviors that develop with puberty.

Treatment Specialization

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Potty training
  • Sexualized behaviors
  • Depression
  • Behavioral issues
  • Self-harming
  • Parenting concerns
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Developmental delays
  • School refusal

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I’m not sure how Joanna manages to accomplish all that she does! She has worked with two of our teenage boys for the past five years, turning their lives completely around. It is incredible to see the difference in both of them, and the credit for the majority of the changes must go to Joanna. Mark went from severe depression/anxiety to fully functioning as a normal teenager. Steven, who has autism as well as a mood disorder, no longer has problems with aggression because he is better able to communicate and express his needs. Joanna was able to reach out to both of them at their level, befriend them, and pull them along to a higher level of functioning. She gives them the tools they need to grow and mature. Joanna is a wonderfully talented therapist who understands and relates to adolescents, and addresses ALL facets of their lives to help them to succeed.

But it is actually what Joanna does outside of her hourly session that sets her apart from other therapists. Her dedication and persistence is incredible. She advocates for the boys, reaching out to their psychiatrists, visiting their schools, and attending IEP meetings. She texts them frequently throughout the week, and they feel comfortable calling her whenever they face a particularly difficult situation. She helps my husband and I to understand their needs, and makes suggestions to help make their lives easier. From a practical standpoint, she is flexible and accommodating of our busy schedule, and willing to drive to meet at our house when she knows we don’t have the time to travel to her office. She is truly an asset to our entire family!

SY
Joanna brings a really interesting dynamic to group and there is something about her that just makes you feel comfortable and able to talk about anything. She is completely understanding of everything and genuinely cares for you and what you are going through. She has this vibrant and colorful personality that makes you feel at home and I truly enjoy working with her.
DBT Group Member
Our entire family was devastated by our son’s drug problem. We had no idea what to do or where to turn. Joanna provided needed support and guidance to us all. She spent extensive time working with my son, helped us find an excellent in patient treatment center, counseled our family on how to deal with the situation, and provided post-discharge counseling and assistance. Joanna made herself available at all hours and offered helpful suggestions and coping techniques. She was kind and sympathetic but also tough when needed. She took no nonsense. We are eternally grateful for Joanna and the help she provided.
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