Holistic Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery

My approach is to help you develop a full treasure chest of strategies and techniques to get and maintain sobriety by examining your emotional and spiritual needs. Together, we identify and address your problems caused by drinking and/or using. We will also develop new ways to approach and solve problems, such as setting boundaries and ways to avoid/deal with being “activated”. I also bring in related research and findings from neuroscience and the positive psychology field.

In addition to working individually with you, I also offer 2 programs where women work in a mutually supportive way to overcome a SUD. One is the 2 ½ hr. Renew, Restore, and Rebuild Recovery Retreat which is held on a Sat. afternoon. We end the Retreat with a shared supper and, weather permitting, take a walk in Frederick.

Joan has over 800 hours of yoga training, including trauma-informed yoga, yoga and grief, yoga and addiction, and meditation and breath control techniques. Yoga was my lifesaver after a traumatic brain injury in 2000 and helped me on a long path of recovery.

Sobriety Is Underrated.

What I offer is compatible with all self-help groups and any outpatient program you may be in.


Discover A Renewed Sense

Of Peace and Well-being

What Can I Offer You?

The offer is a 4-week Holistic Recovery 1.0 Program where we explore SUD in greater depth and where you can create your Recovery Treasure Chest of gems to use on your sobriety path. Also, I have a weekly Recovery Wisdom Circle open to all who are in recovery from any type of trauma, loss, grief, or disorder. In this Circle, we offer a variety of ways to bring about a sense of peace and serenity.

Women are often best served by getting the support of other women, who can identify compassionately and wholly with feelings of shame, blame, and guilt. Feelings of “not enough”, “not worthwhile”, and need for being “perfect” sabotage the need and desire for a well-balanced life filled with peace, contentment, and joy.

You will learn ways to release anxiety and stress through breath control techniques, meditation, gentle yoga stretching, and establishing new healthy habits. My aim is to help you find your own individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing your (and my) experiences, and constantly offering you hope and encouragement.