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Joanna Poppink, MFT, created this site. Joanna is a Los Angeles psychotherapist, speaker and author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder.  She specializes in eating disorder recovery for adult women and with an emphasis on building a fulfilling life beyond recovery.

To make contact with Joanna for an in-person appointment at her West Los Angeles office or to invite her to speak to your organization or for a free telephone or Skype consultation, please e-mail her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 310-474-4165.

Joanna Poppink, MFT

joannaSoftHeadJoanna Poppink is a licensed psychotherapist since 1981 in Los Angeles, California. She is also an author and lecturer.

She creates a physical and emotional  professional environment that helps adult women develop psychological health and live successful and satisfying lives. The shared goal is for women to experience joy in their pursuits and their relationships based on a healthy and sturdy sense of self.

What are Joanna Poppink's credentials?

Formal Credentials: B.A. from UCLA.  M.A. from Antioch University. MFT license 15563 in California and MFT license in Oregon TO565. 

History of Professional Affiliations:

Who is Joanna Poppink?

first t shirt imageIMG 3396 Version 3Joanna Poppink is a seasoned mental health clinician, licensed since 1980 in California and recently licensed again in Oregon.  She suffered from bulimia for many years before it was named or recognized.  She knows  what it's like to have an eating disorder when no one seems to understand including yourself.  Joanna has dedicated her life, both personal and professional, to support and encourage genuine healing from eating disorders.

Joanna Poppink's Professional Continuing Education 2018 - 1989

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Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C. License #15563
10573 West Pico Blvd. Suite 20
Los Angeles, CA 90064
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (310) 474-4165


Joanna Poppink, psychotherapist


2018

Jungian Certificate Program at Jung Institute, 2017-2018 ..................80 credits
Los Angeles, CA  
granted June, 2018
summary: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 2017
Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, April 14, May 16, June 9, 2018


Psyche's Response to the Intersections of Cultural............................  2.0
Complexes: Mexican-American Male Identity Formation
John Valenzuela, Ph.D.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
March 7, 2018

Global Interdependence v. Social and Political Fragmentation..............2.0
Seth Wigdor Robbins, M.D., M.P.H.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
March 16. 2018

Paradise Lost...Paradise Regained ........................................................2.0
Jacob Zighelboim, Ph.D., Robert Moradi, M.D.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
April 30, 2018

Unexamined Male Libido ....................................................................... 2.0
James Gooch, M.D., JoAnn Culbert-Koehn, LCSW, Barry Miller, PhD
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
April 23, 2018

Reading Goethe' "Faust" from the Point of View of Jung's ......................16.00
Analytical Psychology
J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Nightmares, a Demonstration - Part 2 ......................................................2.0
Robert Moradi, M.D.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
April 16, 2018

Clinical Confeence on Trauma...............................................................,.5.5
Susan Frankel, PhD, Michael Gellert, LCSW,
Sachiko Taki-Reece, EdD, Pamela Power, PhD
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
May 14, 2018

Reclaiming the Lost Soul of the Athlete ................................................. 2.0
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
David Burston, MFT
CE Provider #PCE318
May 18, 2018

Keeping the Pulse ALIVE:  Clinical and Spiritual Exploration in the........2.0
Aftermath of the Orlando Mass Shooting
Naomi Azriel, M.F.T.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
June 15, 2018

Dreams, Buddhist Theory and Individuation: A Dialog ......................  3.0
Master Dingkong, PhD, Patricia Katsky, PhD and
Sylvia Xu, PhD
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
July 2, 2018

Introduction to Jungian Sandplay week-end .......................................10.0
Hariet Friedman, M>A>, Marion Anderson, PhD,
Gita Morena, PhD
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
July 2, 2018

Childhood Innocence: Racial Prejudice and Shaping of Complexes ......3.0
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D.
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
Oct. 6, 2018


Introduction to Sandplay, Part 2 .............................................................10.00
Harriet Friedman, MFT, Marion Anderson, Ph.D,
Gita Morena, Ph.D, MFT
Jung Institute, Los Angeles, CA
CE Provider #PCE318
Oct. 26 & 27, 2018


2017



Eating Disorders Program – Session IIB ……………………………………7.5
Driven to Excess: Altered States of Bopdy and Mind
Margaret A. Fetting, PhD
LAISPS Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis
Provider # PCE311
Weekly on Thursdays 1/5 – 2/2/17

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