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Counseling Ministry

It’s okay not to be okay.

Church on the Ridge Counseling Ministry is fee-based and designed to assist individuals by providing biblical counseling in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital and family relationships
  • Communication and intimacy
  • Grief, loss, anger, bitterness
  • Inner personal struggles

Meet our counselor.

Want to schedule an appointment? Contact JoAnna.

10 + 10 =

As a counselor, I offer a welcoming and comforting relationship that inspires self-acceptance and personal growth in Christ. I guide clients toward wholeness and healing, based upon understanding the client’s own values, personality, cultural setting and motivations. I help my clients deal with life circumstances, and empower them to improve the quality of their relationships. I love that I get to work in an environment where I can talk about true hope that only comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

I have my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington with a focus on children, youth, family and mental health issues. I also did an Intensive training workshop on Boundaries with Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend. I frequently attend American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) conferences to attain current education in biblical psychology and am an active member of AACC. I have been married for 20 years and have two children. When I counsel, I draw on my own life as well as over 25 years of experience working in the social services field with 11 of those years working with Church on the Ridge.

I have been a Christian since I was 7, and, despite growing up in the church, I went away from Jesus for a short time in my twenties, only to come back to serve Jesus with all my heart! I enjoy traveling with my family, experiencing new foods, fellowship with friends, reading, and the beach.

Meet our counselor.

JoAnna has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington with a focus on children, youth, family and mental health. She has done an intensive training workshop on boundaries with Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend. She draws on her own life experiences as well as 20 years working in the social services field. JoAnna is an active member and frequently attends American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) conferences to attain current education in biblical psychology.

She has been married for 15 years, has two children and enjoys traveling with her family, experiencing new foods, reading, and the beach.

You will feel comforted and welcome when you step into JoAnna’s office. Her openness and ability to relate inspire self-acceptance and personal growth in Christ. She guides clients toward wholeness and healing, based on understanding the client’s own values, personality, cultural setting and motivations. She helps her clients deal with life circumstances, and empowers them to improve the quality of their relationships.

Want to schedule an appointment? Contact JoAnna.

5 + 2 =

Resources

Looking for resources on marriage, communication, relationships, technology and kids, then see JoAnna’s list of recommended resources.