Joanne Thomas Joanne

Joanne Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She has documented her journey from a Resident in Counseling to a newly licensed professional counselor and now currently blogs as owner of a group private practice. Joanne has a passion for utilizing various specialties in her work within the field of counseling. She utilizes play therapy interventions as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™, works with clients impacted by trauma, as an EMDR Certified Therapist and provides perinatal mental health counseling, couples counseling and family therapy.


  • Finding your Niche

    Sep 10, 2021
    What area of counseling do I want to specialize in? What types of specialties are there? How do I know what is the best fit for myself? These are all questions that you as a graduate student or new professional may have asked yourself.
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  • To TeleHealth or Not, When Working with Minors

    Apr 14, 2020
    As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist, amidst the Covid-19 concerns, I have found several practitioners utilizing TeleHealth.
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  • Making Decisions Towards The Next Steps After Licensure

    May 28, 2019
    Community-based counseling is not for the faint of heart. Well, for me, it was a hard-fought journey, impacting a lot of time; to manage the balance between family and a profession.
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  • Before you Pay for Clinical Supervision….

    Jan 10, 2018
    During my experience of seeking paid clinical supervision, I have learned a number of lessons that I want to extend to other new professionals and recent graduates. First, utilize resources from former professors or professionals that you might have come across during internship.
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  • Do I need to change my current job?

    Jan 10, 2017
    As I ponder the completion of my first year as a Resident In Counseling, I reflect on my experience, goals and past successes within the field. Although the previous company that helped me to complete and submit my paperwork to the Virginia Board of Counseling was a good starting point, I was looking for more variety in clinical experiences within my caseload; which was somewhat limited.
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