I'm a latinx-american therapist, an intersectional feminist, an empath, and a feeler. I hold space for humans to feel their emotions, uncover their needs, let go of shame and fear, and reclaim their inherent sense of worth. I am a strong believer in making therapy inclusive, welcoming, and open for people of all races, genders, countries of origin, sexual orientations, religions, abilities and body sizes.

We all struggle. None of us had perfect childhoods or have stress-free lives. And none of us have it all figured out. No really. None of us. But instead of accepting life's ebbs and flows, we try to seek control, stuff all our feelings away, shame getting help, and end up getting crippled by self-criticism, fear, and anxiety. Holding so much emotional weight gets friggin' heavy. I truly believe that life is so much more interesting, fulfilling, and frankly, more fun, when we're willing to flow with its currents, and not against them. That's why I'm here to help you: so you don't have to go at this alone.  


Therapy is a space for self-discovery, healing, hope, and personal growth. My work centers around offering empathy, compassion, 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 it's worth it 100% of the time. 

Hi! I'm Joanna


Meet Joanna


Owner of Root & Rise Psychotherapy and Counseling


I practice from a holistic and integrative lens. I incorporate strengths-based, humxnistic, social-justice, compassion-focused, psychodynamic, and feminist perspectives. I bring my whole heart and authentic self to therapy and prioritize that our work together provides you with the space in which you can feel understood, be heard authentically, and ultimately, realize your worth.

when i'm not

in session

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

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