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How to Make Contact

To contact me for more information, set up a free telephone consultation or make a therapy appointment, please  e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Through e-mail we can schedule a free telephone interview or consulation.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

First psychotherapy appointment: what happens?

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To explore the possibiity of gaining a psychotherapy appointment with Joanna Poppink please e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

During that conversation you and I will determine if an in-person appointment seems like the best next step for you. If it is not, then I will do my best to refer you to the kind of treatment we both decide is in your best interest.

 

If we agree that a psychotherapy appointment is the next right step, I will first send you required legal forms such as HIPPA, informed consent, basic client information These need to be signed by you before we begin.

All appointments ae virtual.

Often many powerful feelings come up quickly in that first meeting. I will give you emotional room to feel what you feel and time to share whatever you are willing to talke about.

You will feel what it's like to be face to face with me.  You will know if I seem c ucapable of understanding your situation and  if you can can be with me as you feel what you feel.  You will know if I seem like a person you might give an opportunity to be of help to you. You might give me a change to accompany you and support you on your  healing journey. 

You may feel rigid. You may feel sad or angry. You may feel relief and hope.  You may feel all these things. If you do, and you're willing and I believe that I may be able to help you and work with you, then we will make another psychotherapy appointment.

At that point we are building a relationship and a healing bond that supports your steps toward a more free life.

 

 

Couples and Family Therapy

My main practice is with women, most of whom have or have ever had an eating disorder.

However, families with one or more members with an eating disorder, can come in for short term work to get a sense of how they can pull together to create a more healing environment for everyone. Usually such meetings are once a week for a

Joanna Poppink's position on virtual psychotherapy

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Joanna provides virtual psychotherapy to residents of California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.

Since the Covid pandemic I've learned that virtual appointments with visual connections are valuable, effective and sometimes even more personal than in person meetings.Clients are often more relaxed in their own environment. (What's it like now that therapy is virtal? a video)

Nutritional and Exercise Issues

Fears around food in general and some particular foods, emotional attraction to certain foods, vulnerability to binge foods,  issues regarding "safe" and "unsafe" foods are certainly addressed. 

Long Distance Consultations

Telephone consultations and private video consultations conducted through Skype are available.

These are informational meetings and relate to personal development issues and guidance as your work through the self-help exercises on this site and in my book, Healing Your Hungry Heart.

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