Life Changers

Mindful Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT

About Me

I provide a supportive, empathic, and hopeful environment. I encourage my clients to be open-minded and honest while approaching their sensitive personal challenges, guiding them in understanding why past efforts at addressing these challenges may have been ineffective. We (the client and I) then develop alternative goal-directed and client-centered solutions. I recognize that successful therapy requires collaborative goal setting. Your participation in setting goals allows for a more willing exploration of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that guide both current and past choices. This engenders the type of change that is both true and sustainable. Lasting change rarely happens quickly, but is a process that often begins through your gaining perspective on past choices. Such understanding often provides insight and wisdom for future choices, resulting in positive transformations and a more fulfilling life.


  • Joanna is a proud entrepreneur and can often be found singing in the car with her two kids. Starting her first successful business when she was 17 and being president of the Young Entrepreneur’s Society at the University of Georgia, she never closed the door on opportunity. She then went on to Northwestern University and attained her Masters in Science, becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. After being a successful LMFT in the northern suburbs of Chicago for more than 10 years while simultaneously running a mindful goods boutique for 5 years and accomplishing a 200 hour yoga teaching certification, Joanna was itching for a new adventure. After a phone conversation with a friend in California discussing ways to grow her Life Coaching business, the idea came about that independent professionals, such as Life Coaches, Health and Wellness Coaches and other similar people in the life changing business, needed a resource to connect potential clients with the LifeChanger they were seeking. That’s how her newest venture, was born. LifeChangers has a mission to connect professionals with a new client base using a simple and inclusive site. When she’s not seeing clients or working to grow LifeChangers.Info, you can find Joanna hiking, making terrariums or, well, singing in the car with her kids…likely to Billy Joel or Indigo Girls.


Anxiety Career Counseling Coping Skills Depression Divorce Eating Disorders Family Conflict Grief Infertility Life Coaching Obesity Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Parenting Relationship Issues Self Esteem Weight Loss


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Illinois / 166000796


Northwestern University

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