• About Joanne
  • Specializations
  • Qualifications
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Hello and welcome! I’m Joanne Gonzales and I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m here to listen, understand, and guide you towards the changes you wish to see, either in yourself or in your relationship with others. I want us to collaborate and make connections between the past and present, while also developing positive coping strategies for the future. I hope to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and affirming space for my clients to gain a fuller understanding and build confidence to move towards a more empowered future. 

My work is informed by a holistic, person-centered, culturally sensitive model. I want to focus our time together on acceptance and commitment through strengths-based and somatic techniques. I specialize in depression, anxiety, life transitions, anger management, peer relationships, and conflictual relationships. I’ve received sex therapy training to aid clients with issues surrounding gender and sexual identity, orientation, and performance anxiety while also providing sex educaiton where needed. I am kink, poly, and LGBTQIA+ friendly. 

Whatever brings you to therapy at this time, I look forward to getting to know you and would be honored to be part of your journey. 

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Focus Areas/Specializations

Social skills
Relationships issues - platonic and romantic 
Managing anxiety 
Body image and self esteem 
Sex education 
Distressing issues surrounding performance anxiety, sexual desire, or sexual intimacy
Anger management 
Coping skills
Life transitions
Populations of Interest/Who I’d like to work with 
People of color - particularly asians and filipino ethnicities
Adult children of immigrants 
People in relationships, including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy
Young + Older adults 
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My Qualifications:

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
Master of Couple and Family Therapy (Sex Therapy Focus)

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
B.A. Psychology 

Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

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