JOANNE WEIDMAN, M.S., MFT
Joanne Weidman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adult individuals, couples, young women, individuals in the entertainment industry and creative souls.
We are called to be in relationship, but many people struggle with intimacy. We want to get close, but fear that we will be required to compromise ourselves to get what we want and need. Whether your struggle is due to family patterns, trauma you’ve experienced, depression, anxiety, addiction, or personality issues, you need someone who understands your longings as well as your fears. I can partner with you, helping you to be authentic while building nurturing, two-way connections with safe people. I’ll also help you learn to protect yourself from those who are not. Therapy can equip you and teach you how to use the skills that allow you to be strong enough to withstand emotional storms, yet flexible enough to allow for appropriate intimacy in relationships. As Louisa May Alcott wrote, “I am no longer afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” This can be true for you, too.
It takes some unique emotional skills to thrive in the brutal emotional landscape of the entertainment industry. I work frequently with actors, artists, writers, and entertainment industry professionals as part of my practice. Investment in your emotional repertoire may be as critical to your success as any workshop, showcase, or audition you’ve done.
EMDR, a highly specialized and integrated therapy, can be a helpful adjunct to traditional talk therapy, especially to address anxiety and panic, abuse or trauma history, and performance enhancement.
Ms. Weidman has led anger management classes and co-dependence support groups in addition to frequently teaching at local churches on subjects integrating theology and psychology. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. For more information on Joanne and her work, see http://www.joanneweidmantherapy.com