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The Counselor

Dr. Joan VanderSchaaf, LMHC, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois

My Approach to Helping


My approach to counseling is a collaborative journey in discovering and exploring what hinders my clients from fully functioning, reducing the stress, anxiety, and negative symptoms that prompted them to look for help. Given a safe and supportive environment, clients can gain awareness and insight to make sense out of our life experiences. Making a decision to find help...and then being heard can be a huge relief, and is the gift of therapy.

Serviced Provided
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling/Phone Sessions

Populated Served

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches Used

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Yoga Therapy

Concerns & Issues Addressed

  • Identity Issues
  • Attachment
  • Reproduction
  • Occupational & Academic Issues
  • Addictions & Compulsions
  • Life Changes
  • Childhood & Adolescence
  • Family Problems
  • Health & Body
  • Anxiety, Fear, & Stress
  • Emotion Management
  • Social Skills & Problems
  • Depression & Mood
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Trauma
  • Abuse: Emotional, Physical, or Sexual
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality