Joanne Baum (she/her)

PhD, LCSW, CAS, Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Accepting Clients

I work collaboratively with you, on whatever you bring in that's important for your growth and healing.

Clinical Social Worker in Indiana

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I love working with people who are wanting life to be different and wanting to be different in how they interact with life. I have been doing this work since 1981 and currently work with people experiencing addictions, trauma, anxiety, stress, life transitions, adulting, grief, LGBTQIA challenges, life transitions, divorce, and depression. Quite a few of these issues often go "hand in hand, so when you change/heal one, it can affect other challenges in positive ways.

My Background and Approach

I love learning and have brought that love into my work. I'm a Certified Brainspotting Therapist, Mediator, Divorce Coach, & Addictions Specialist. Each time I'm introduced to challenges, I receive trainings so I'm comfortable with a diverse array of challenges people face today. It's also a way I've stayed fresh and avoided burnout - I'm never bored and always expanding how I can work with people, helping them meet their goals. I started out working with children and their families with learning differences. Later I acquired expertise, professionally and personally in Addictions. I branched out into trauma (Big T and/or little t Trauma.) Depression and anxiety were deeply connected with addictions as well. The more we learn about neurobiology, the more we learn about how to use that knowledge with Brainspotting, grounding, relaxing, meditation, and centering techniques for your own growth and healing. Being an Anti-Racist and LGBTQIA+ Ally is very important to me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in collaboration; you and I working as a respectful and caring team, to address your needs. We'll look at what's been holding you back, so you can get past whatever has been stymying you. When I was trained and became a Certified Brainspotting Therapist in 2013, I was so excited because I had so many new, effective skills to share with people. I love that a basic belief behind Brainspotting is that you can heal yourself. I agree with that belief wholeheartedly and have seen it over and over again in my work. Being able to do this work, and walk with you on your life journey is a privilege. The creativity in this work is wonderful and fulfilling. I'm grateful that I chose this "profession" and that I continue to learn and grow so I can role model how to accept change and grow, while letting go of false beliefs, and healing old wounds that held you back. Seeing people grow, heal, and change, and being part of that journey continues to be an amazing experience.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 43 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

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