Meet JoAnna

This page is actually about you.  You are exploring if there is an ‘us”.  You need to figure out if I am the right person to help.  I understand and support that.

A little about me to help you feel this out:  I label myself as an intuitive with grit.  I can hold space for the work needed to be done.  With over 20 years of experience working with individuals, kids, parents and families in stress, I have a big bag of tools to share with you.   I am also a parent of four children.  Thus, I know and understand, on all levels, how challenging parenting can be.  It is one of the most emotional things I have personally encountered.  This is exactly why I created Whole Parenting Project.  It is based not only on professional training but on the actual emotions and stuggles of being a parent.  Built for parents, by a parent, who works with parents and kids.

Truth is that there is no such thing as perfect parenting.  We all flub it at times.  There are no absolutes.  However, we can feel when we have steered course off our desired path.  This is a heart wrenching sensation mixed with fear, guilt, and even remorse.   Parents want help but often fear reaching out to seek it.  The other stress is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to managing kids and parenting.  Your family culture and your specific child are unique and truthfully, that requires that an approach adapts to that.  Any advertising of magic wands of “Do this and all of your problems will go away” is garbage and sets up families like yours to fail.  When it does not work, parents like you feel discouraged and like they failed their kid.  Parenting is guilt ridden enough without that be added to the mix.

Change is possible though.  It just takes investment and work.  I am not offering magic.  I provide practical solutions and an opportunity to learn, grow and pivot back onto your desired parenting path.  Curious about my background? Check below to the listings of my professional trainings and education.


Have more questions or simply want to connect in real time?  I invite you to reach out.


Specialized Training

MA in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Post Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of St. Thomas
Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Somatic Experiencing and Processing for Trauma Resolution
Clinical Hypnosis
EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Master Level Reiki Practitioner
Sound Therapy and Healing


If you are still not ready, feel free to check out my podcast.  You will get a feel for me and better determine if I can help.