Joanna Pomerantz, LCSW
Joanna was born and raised a heavy New Yorker (her loves for NY sports knows no bounds). She received her Bachelors degree in Social Work as well as her Masters degree in Social Work, at Florida International University.[read more] Joanna was a swimmer in college and learned the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as it can play a big role in the importance of one’s mental health. Joanna returned to New York, once graduating with her MSW and obtained her LMSW. From there, she went to work with youth and families in the foster care system. Joanna worked with a facitude of topics which included mental illness, social justice, trauma, domestic violence, and economical hardships. During her time working in foster care, she practiced a lot of supportive therapy as well psychodynamic therapy. Joanna also earned her SIFI, supervising student interns.
Although Joanna has predominantly worked in the foster care population, she enjoys working with all ages. She is outgoing, energetic, and empathetic. Joanna loves being in NY, as she feels it offers such a range of cultures, acceptance, and lowered stigmas of mental illness. She supports the annual NAMI walk yearly with her family as well as the annual psoriasis walk (a cause close to her heart due to struggling with this autoimmune disorder). Joanna believes in always meeting the client or clients where they are at. She believes there is nothing more important than building a trusting relationship between the therapist and their client.
Joanna is always interested in growing her social work education and feels it is important to help the therapist grow to better her client. Her clinical interest include depression, anxiety, dating in NYC, and social media pressures. Growing up in a fast-paced environment and with the progression of technology, Joanna has a knowledgeable understanding of societal pressures that canoe created from our surroundings.
Joanna is a big believer in self-care. Her own self-care includes being a big animal lover. There is nothing more therapeutic than hug from your local shelter dog/cat. Joanna, also loves to cook, as it can be a good release of energy, plus there is no better place for fabulous eats than right her in NYC!