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  • Joanne Quinn, LCSW,Athens and telehealth, EMDR practitioner, Individuals and families, Adults 18+

    Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, 1981

    Masters of Social Work, University of Georgia, 2011

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 2016

    EMDR-trained – 2019; EMDR 2.0 – 2023

    Flash technique-trained – 2021, 2022, 2023

    Collaborating with clients to work towards the changes they desire has been a passion of mine for 30+ years. I enjoy working with people as part of their team of change, especially in dealing with grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood instability, adoption, and life transitions. Having worked with clients in various capacities and at various life stages, it remains myconviction that our beginnings (those attachments and connections throughout life) help us become who we are at this moment, but that we remain dynamic entities, ever able to make changes, and as such, can work towards positive change. Understanding the barriers,developing strength-based coping skills, and utilizing a support system are essential components of a person’s work towards their goal. Listening with compassion and patience are my contribution on this journey. Seeing people make positive changes brings me great joy.

    I utilize multiple techniques, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Narrative Therapy, parts work, somatic work, and consideration of the whole person. Partnership is key in developing a realistic goal and effective treatment plan. Doing this work in a safe, non-judgmental space provides the sense of connection and understanding essential for growth.

    When taking time for myself, I can be found with my spouse, laughing and playing with my young grandchildren, trying a new recipe in the kitchen, gardening outside and soaking up nature, exercising, playing music with community groups and spending time with friends.

    Joanne will be joining scheduling new clients beginning August  1st 2024. She is in-network with United Healthcare, Optum, Medicare, and  Student Resources.