Joanne Koegl MA, LMFT
Welcome to my website. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of Individual Therapy and Couples Counseling experiencing a wide variety of relational, behavioral and emotional problems. In my Pasadena office, I strive to create a safe, caring and supportive environment combined with a seasoned clinical approach. Many of my clients come from Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra, Glendale, La Canada, Montrose, La Crescenta and surrounding areas of Los Angeles.
How I can help you…
I have always been drawn to Oak Trees because of their symbolism of strength. My goal is to help my clients use their special, unique qualities to find solutions to problems, enhance their relationships, build confidence, build a healthy sense of self and acknowledge their own strength. I help you by my holding hope when you can’t, I help you find the gift in the wound. We identify what your challenges are, when they developed, and when they are the most troublesome to you. I offer helpful techniques based on your particular needs to help identify, cope and understand your problem. With insight we go into the root of the problem and how we can heal past and present issues to help you resolve the reason you sought therapy. Every client is unique and the length of therapy is individual depending on your situation and how motivated you are.
I work successfully and confidentially with my clients in a safe and comfortable environment. We all face challenges in our lives and I feel so privileged to witness people obtain their goals through our work together and with skills I provide for you to use. I take pride that I went to a college where multi- cultural awareness and sensitivity are major considerations when working with clients. We are not cookie-cutter replicas of each other and my clients feel understood and heard since I take into consideration how our family of origin and personal story has affected our way of thinking, feeling, and behavior. I help you find that strength within you.
Couples therapy focuses on the problems existing in the relationship between two
people. But these relational problems most always involve individual symptoms and problems as well as the relationship conflicts.
The individual circumstances that lead to one’s decision to pursue therapy are diverse and unique. Such seasons of life can be painful, disorienting, and lonely. I work with individuals on a range of issues, including life transitions, identity & spirituality questions, anxiety,and depression. Together, we’ll explore your unique experiences and create a safe environment to face life’s current challenges.
One thing we are all going to face in life is LOSS. Often people think loss is only by death but everyday losses such as health, divorce, loss of a job, finances, retirement, empty nest syndrome, youth, aging parents, family and friends moving away, etc, can be difficult losses to cope with or obtain some perspective to help us move through life's changes.
Life coaching has grown to be a hugely successful form of talking therapy, to the extent that it has helped turn people's lives around. A life coach is someone that looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives.