JoAnna LaFratta

Licensed Master Social Worker, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, Military Spouse

Rate: $125 per hour
Online Sessions
Availability:
Mondays: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Tuesdays: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Wednesdays: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

my Story

Individual, couples, and families experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Morning and Evening Appointments.

 

As a military spouse, I love working with other military spouses, service members, and military families because it feels like working with “my community”.

I’m JoAnna, and I help individuals, couples, and families find better coping mechanisms in order to manage stress and anxiety with military life.

As a military spouse, I get how stressful moves, workups, and deployments can be. It’s hard to readjust and rebuild your life all the time. This is why I help my clients learn to incorporate concrete strategies such as deep breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and be less overwhelmed in all the chaos.

I also help my clients prioritize their personal self-care instead of just focusing on the kids and keeping everything together for the family. Sometimes prioritizing yourself starts with good sleep, having a balanced diet, and regular exercise. ​ We’ll find out what helps together. Through positive lifestyle changes that prioritize your needs, you can decrease the stress, and find more peace and enjoyment again.

Types of Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mindfulness
Strengths-Based and Person-Centered Approached 

Specialty Areas

Anxiety
Depression
Military & Veteran Issue
Trauma and PTSD

Education

Masters of Social Work Degree in - 2022
Bachelors Degree in Applied Management - 2010

State Licenses

Virginia Licensed Master Social Worker (#0903003787)
Virginia Supervisee in Clinical Social Work (#0906015139)

Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
My Favorite Quote: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
- Buddha
Your First Step Towards Healing

You don’t have to keep feeling lonely in your relationships.

We can help you feel close, comfortable, and connected again.