CASE MANAGER, SKILLS TRAINER
Do you want help?
Do you need someone focused on YOUR needs and desires, not their own judgements?
Are you already working on recovery, but find yourself getting stuck with no clue what to do next?
Do you need help seeing past the next ten minutes, and into what the future might hold?
Do you want to work with someone who understands, from a first-hand perspective?
Shawna might be the helper you need.
What Shawna wants
to say to you
What Shawna enjoys
outside the office
Any Tyler Perry movie
Culinary Arts graduate
Certified Dog Trainer
"Shut my Big Mouth"
TV SHOWS I ENJOY
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Time with grandkids
What clients are
"Joni's counseling style pisses me off - it helps me realize things about myself I've been neglecting to address, which helps me become a better person. She's absolutely great!"
FLIPPING THE LIGHT ON
I learned at a very young age the feeling of pain, betrayal, and self-hate. From those feelings I developed an unhealthy attitude. I did not know how to deal with these stressors nor how to label them, so I acted out in much less than desirable ways. Coping with one tragedy after another left me feeling empty and alone.
I began the trek of finding my place in this world much later in life than many do. However, I arrive daily at a new point in my journey. I found that people would come to me for a listening ear and advice, and much to my surprise I enjoyed it! Even more I enjoyed teaching coping mechanisms, providing educational literature, and being there to listen to them.
I have finally discovered my “gift” and I operate in it daily in some capacity. Traveling down life’s dark roads can be the loneliest of places. I have come to realize that everyone needs someone they can trust to “flip the light on” for them from time to time and help them realize that "Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities"—Robert H. Schuller
Our winding road—
Thank you for allowing me to navigate with you!
Joni provides treatment that works, especially for treatment-resistant individuals. If you have tried other programs and not had success, give Grow Counseling a call to see how we might be able to help.
Some things Joni often helps people overcome:
Overcoming stressful life experiences, such as fears or difficult memories related to a car accident, unwanted sexual experience, or loss of a job
Thinking about suicide, or having tried to suicide in the past
Academic struggles, such as test anxiety, managing study habits, or difficulty completing homework and going to class
Eating too much or too little, too often or not often enough, or taking laxatives or throwing up to lose weight or feel in control
Drinking too much, or using drugs that interfere with your life and relationships
Managing obsessive and/or compulsive behaviors and thoughts
Developmental trauma, such as growing up in a difficult home environment
Divorce and co-parenting mediation
Perfectionism and a need to be in control
Domestic violence victims, pre-and post- separation