Joanne Halverson, PsyD, LMHC

Counselor / Psychotherapist

Dr. Halverson’s primary focus is on assisting individuals, families, couples or groups cope, gain insight and transform for the better through the transitions and challenges of life. Even primarily positive changes such as becoming a parent or partnering may be disorienting and stressful. She has a vast professional experience and has assisted her clients with a wide range of life challenges: from parenting, trauma, loss and grief to multicultural issues, anxiety or depression.

Dr. Halverson is trained in Clinical Psychology in which she earned her Doctorate. When asked to serve individuals, families and couples in distress, her areas of specialty also include: dispute resolution, family of origin issues, custody disputes, resilience and comunication.

Her therapeutic approaches are tailored to each individual and draws on an integrated mix of theories and practices: somatic therapy, creative therapies and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her therapeutic foundation is rooted in Existential Phenomenology (concerned with the meaning and major life issues).

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” In quoting Soren Kierkegaard Dr Halverson strongly believes that positive transformation is possible and available to everyone who is open to dare, explore and learn.