Online Counsellor

Joanna Doane Ottavio, LCSW

professionSocial Worker

experience6 Years of Experience

locationUnited States

websiteVisit Website

About Joanna Doane Ottavio

Due to a myriad of life circumstances, too many people live with profound isolation.

Do you find yourself thinking...

  • “People don’t understand me,”
  • “I don’t belong,”
  • “I’m not good enough.”?

Do you feel closed off, excluded, or alone?

Prior to seeking help many of my clients have ended up struggling at work, at home, in their relationships, or in all of the above. It is not uncommon for them to initially feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to begin in order to address their difficulties.

Fortunately, I specialize in approaching emotional turmoil from a place of calm and understanding, and with an ability to help you untangle your knots. You may be avoiding seeking help out of understandable frustration at the idea of being judged by someone who has never walked in your shoes.

I will never be the expert on you, but I would like to get to know you. I can listen closely, with empathy, and without judgement. I can certainly help you develop a map of how to stop walking in circles, away from ruts and dead ends, and towards where you want to be. And I would be honored to walk beside you until we get there.


Anxiety, Coping Skills, Self Esteem



Age Group Focus


Treatment Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused


Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Introversion, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Transgender

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