Joanna Copeland – Addictions Counsellor

Master of Counselling
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Joanna worked in private business for over 25 years prior to completing her Master’s Degree in Counselling and her professional experiences include adult mental health, child sexual abuse intervention and mental health crisis line volunteering.

Through a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness clients develop an understanding of the nature of their addiction and the historical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional processes that fuel it. Clients are empowered to create positive life changes as they learn more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving while building a personalized toolkit of effective coping skills. Peace becomes possible through acceptance and forgiveness of self and others. In doing so, clients can develop compassion and empathy and release themselves from guilt, shame and self-loathing so they can achieve personal goals and create a new life that supports their sobriety.