Who is Joanna Poppink?
Joanna Poppink is a seasoned mental health clinician, licensed since 1980 in California and recently licensed again in Florida, Oregon, Arizona and Utah. 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.
A many layered range of psychological issues lay below the mask of eating disorder behaviors. Joanna is aware of these issues. Through experience and training she works with may diagosable issues that emerge as .. eating and restricting diminish.
A she and you know, ending symptoms is not the entire goal. The real goal is to be healthy, sturdy, free and capable of honoring and following the dictates of your heartfelt core identity.
Sigmund Freud's theories have been challenged. Some have been discarded and some elaborated over the years. But one statement of his wisdom Joanna believes still holds true. Recovery and mental health means that a person can freely and with competence work, love and play. This is the ever present goal Joanna has for herself and for the people she cares for and about in her work and her personal life.
Joanna's private psychotherapy practice is physically located in Los Angeles. All appointments ae now virtual. She provides her services to clients in California, Florida, Arizona, Oregon and Utah.