213.309.5281 joanna@joannasmiththerapy.com  |  Offices in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Santa Monica

Trust your instincts
and follow your intuition

 

As we gain confidence in ourselves, red flags are no longer red flags

They are deal breakers

Despite the pain, we cling to thread-bare relationships in which our boundaries are crossed, our needs denied and our love unrequited. WHY?

We fiercely defend our lopsided lover loyalty, no matter how empty it leaves us feeling. WHY?

Because it’s what we learned along with our ABC’s.

Dear Son & Daughter,
Based on our own lack of role models,  if we contributed to you feeling unworthy, unlovable and that your needs were of little concern to us, we’re sorry. We did our best.
Love, Your Well-Intending Parents

As adults, replicated all we knew. Shame, inadequacy and insecurity become mainstays of our co-dependent romance. We put out partner and his/her issues first. At least that’s one thing we both agreed on.

You are worthy of so much much more.

Receive the unconditional love and attention you missed out on as a kid and never stopped deserving.

Gain self-respect and self-worth. Learn how to set healthy boundaries.

Each week you’ll bring recent examples of your interactions with your loved one or other people in your life and you’ll learn tools and techniques for setting boundaries, gaining more respect from those around you and prioritizing yourself!

Together we’ll reference your past relationships as a springboard to gain insight and  learn tools and techniques for setting boundaries, gaining more respect from those around you and prioritizing yourself.

Understand how changing your codependent traits is the only way to really change someone else.

Learn Self-Love Now! >>

“You’re only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself”

– Richard Bach

Listen when your body is talking to you

Bodyworks Therapy is focused approach which targets any physical symptoms you have been experiencing and helps you understand how stress and your emotional and mental state is exacerbating them.

Working with world leading somatic experts has taught me through mindfulness and other techniques how to teach clients to come into their bodies to find the answer to physical issues deep within themselves.

If you have a lack of sleep, pain, inflammation or tiredness then your body is speaking to you.

Learning to listen to it is a powerful tool that can reduce your symptoms, improve your overall wellbeing and benefit your physical health.

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Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe

EMDR Therapy, Revolutionary New Method to Treat Trauma

EMDR THERAPY

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EMDR Therapy can help you access and integrate traumatic memory, leaving you without the distress those past experiences have caused you, and without the re-traumatizing exposure therapy can cause.

Millions of veterans and people with a wide variety of trauma have been helped with EMDR Therapy, as the technique has gained widespread acclaim. Since becoming certified I’ve helped countless people to discover the roots of their painful past and to heal from it.

It involves simple eye movements or bi-lateral tapping to allow the brain to reintegrate ‘frozen’ memory which can cause distress and negative patterns to reoccur. This can reduce anxiety, panic, fear and other distressing symptoms, leaving you free to reach for the sky in your life.

Try EMDR and feel better fast

Energy Psychotherapy

Energy Psychotherapy addresses the relationship of energy systems to emotion, cognition, behavior and health. These systems include electrical activity of the nervous system and heart, meridians, biophotons, biofields and other energy points in the body. Specifically I use a powerful treatment called AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy), to clear and treat these blockages and remove trauma completely from the body, mind and energy field.

Few therapeutic treatments will remove trauma and treat negative emotion so powerfully and completely. This technique combines therapeutic and energetic healing, and allows me to address your issues and trauma on a deeper level.

It’s a simple process that will leave you feeling as if a massive emotional weight has been lifted from you.

You’ll gently but rapidly be freed from old patterns and old fears holding you back, allowing you to be who you really are and to live the life you really want.

Get Unblocked Today!

“Even my friends noticed a change. I’m happier and more hopeful than I’ve ever been.
My career has been taking off and I  am starting to believe in myself again!  Thanks beyond measure.”
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It’s a good day to have a good day.
Hire a Life Coach

Don’t let yesterday
use up too much of today

I will help you to move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give you the life you want.

You may be stuck in a situation you find it difficult to leave or uncertain over which choices to make in your personal life, relationships or at work.

You may also have concerns over health or diet that I can provide guidance on as an RN.

Life begins at the end
of your comfort zone

Life coaching is forward looking and sessions will focus on closing the gap between where you are now and what you want to achieve.

On the phone or in person I will help you identify not only what it is you really want but what blocks there are to you achieving it.

I’ll hold you accountable and we’ll set realistic goals as we go, that will propel you towards resolution of your issues and your ideal life.

Phone & Skype

Constantly traveling for work, feeling like you can’t leave the office, or having young children, can leave you feeling like getting to the therapy office is a strain.

As phone or Skype sessions can often be scheduled easily between work or family commitments, it is the flexible choice for busy moms and working women alike, allowing you to take the logistical stress out of your commitment to therapy.

Any of the solutions above, except EMDR Therapy, can be accessed through your computer or phone.

We’ll connect confidentially and work together without you having to come in to the office and from the convenience of any location you feel comfortable speaking from.

In-Person Sessions

We’ll meet once or more per week in either of my peaceful, easily located consulting rooms, and together work on what’s creating your negative feelings, causing old patterns to repeat and holding you back from having the life you want.

You’ll soon feel welcome and safe in either of my easily located rooms, by the ocean in Santa Monica, or amidst the beautiful hills in Agoura.

Meeting in-person allows us to work through some of the more traumatic issues you’ve experienced and for me to treat your anxiety or pain with techniques such as EMDR Therapy or AIT.

There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen to it.