Joanne Thomas JoanneThomas

Joanne Thomas is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She has documented her journey from a Resident in Counseling to a newly licensed professional. She currently works as an outpatient therapist and clinical assessor. She has a passion for working with disadvantaged youth utilizing play therapy interventions. She is completing coursework to obtain her credential as a Registered Play Therapist and concurrently working on EMDR therapy certification with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Her goal is to help eradicate the negative impact of trauma on young people’s lives.


  • Developing a thorough Case Conceptualization

    Aug 03, 2016
    Case Conceptualization is an integral part of my clinical residency. As I learned in graduate school, it is best to gather information from various reporting sources not just a parent or solely the client.
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  • Ways to utilize Clinical Supervision effectively

    Jul 25, 2016
    I recently have received approval from the Virginia Board of Counseling for an additional clinical supervisor at my current place of employment. I addressed with one of my colleagues some of my concerns and needs from the supervision experience in order to increase my level of knowledge and to receive the necessary support.
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  • Professional Development through Reeducation

    Jul 12, 2016
    While sitting and reading my professional journals, extrapolating as much information as possible; I can it suddenly occurred to me…. Some of the best resources that I have are those graduate school textbooks sitting on my bookshelves.
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  • Developing a Network of Colleagues

    Jul 05, 2016
    As a new professional, how do you develop a network of colleagues within the field of counseling?
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  • Prevention from Burnout

    Jun 21, 2016
    With all of the enthusiasm and excitement of your new professional position, you may inadvertently put too much into that and a lot less into yourself. Always remember self-care… What does that mean to you?
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