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.