Joanna Taft, LCSW
in person: Chicago – Evanston
Joanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, life cycle changes, grief and loss, adjustment to illness, caregiver fatigue, and work-life balance. Joanna believes in normalizing the therapy process and that all individuals can benefit from a therapeutic relationship at different points in life. In Joanna’s experience, an open, collaborative client-therapist relationship allows clients to feel better equipped to set and achieve their personal objectives. Many people find that working with a therapist can help provide insight, improve relationships and family dynamics, and help to develop strategies for all types of life challenges. Using a strengths based perspective, Joanna uses psychodynamic theory to guide her practice.
Joanna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kenyon College and a Masters of Social Work at Loyola University – Chicago. Joanna’s clinical experience includes hospital-based social work, specifically within a medical intensive care unit. In that setting, she provided supportive services to patients and families, crisis management, and solution focused therapy to individuals experiencing acute illness.
Areas of Interest
Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Caregiver Support, Chronic Illness/Pain Management, Depression, Divorce, Family/Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, Infertility/Reproductivity, Marriage/Relationships, Prenatal/Postnatal, Stress, Women’s Issues