I'm a mixed / latinx licensed psychotherapist based in Bozeman, Montana and the founder of Root & Rise. I also consider myself to be an intersectional and culturally-affirming feminist, an empath, feeler, slow morning lover, novice sourdough baker, and imperfect zero waster. I'm an INFP & 4w5 ( if these mean anything to you... ) & a huge advocate of destigmatizing mental health, helping my clients learn how to feel their feelings, understand their emotions and potential roots of emotional patterns, uncover their needs, let go of shame and fear, and reclaim their inherent sense of self-worth. 

As a human myself, I recognize that talking about the hard stuff is not always easy—it can feel raw, exposing, and vulnerable. I hope to make the therapy space with me open, inviting, safe, and valuable for you and all that you may come to therapy with and for. 

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I'M JOANNA

I'm a mixed / latinx licensed psychotherapist based in Bozeman, Montana and the founder of Root & Rise. I also consider myself to be an intersectional and culturally-affirming feminist, an empath, feeler, slow morning lover, novice sourdough baker, and imperfect zero waster. I'm an INFP & 4w5 ( if these mean anything to you... ) & a huge advocate of destigmatizing mental health, helping my clients learn how to feel their feelings, understand their emotions and potential roots of emotional patterns, uncover their needs, let go of shame and fear, and reclaim their inherent sense of self-worth. 

As a human myself, I recognize that talking about the hard stuff is not always easy—it can feel raw, exposing, and vulnerable. I hope to make the therapy space with me open, inviting, safe, and valuable for you and all that you may come to therapy with and for. 

I practice from a holistic and integrative lens and incorporate strengths-based, humanistic, social-justice, compassion-focused, psychodynamic, and feminist perspectives. I bring my whole heart, authentic self, and inner nerd to the room and hope that our work together provides you with a listening ear and compassionate lens from which you can feel understood, heard, and equipped to navigate whatever life circumstances or deep emotional experiences you are going through. 

My work centers around offering empathy, warmth, curiosity, and authenticity. I'll support you in feeling all the feelings, unpacking narratives, reconnecting to your true self, and finding acceptance in who you are. You just have to show up for yourself, get cozy with your unconscious, trust the process, and do the work. Is therapy easy? Hell no. But I do believe that it's worth it 100% of the time. 

My space is welcoming to people of all races, genders, countries of origin, sexual identities, religions, abilities and body sizes

 

[ Note: If you're looking for support with disordered eating and recovery, I practice from an anti-diet culture, health-at-every-size informed, and weight-neutral approach and will use a gentle yet research-based lens for topics related to self-worth + body image, and in encouraging health behaviors without a focus on weight or body size. ]

MY APPROACH

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WHEN I'M
NOT IN SESSION

I enjoy hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, playing in the kitchen, tending to my plant babies, and cozying up with a good book.

MENTAL HEALTH
IS COMPLEX
 

The more we know, the more we talk about it, the more we understand it, the more we address it, the more we normalize it, the better the mental health outcomes are for all of us. 

 

Take your pick from one of the blogs below to read my thoughts and on various topics related to mental wellness.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

QUESTIONS ABOUT FEES?

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