Holistic Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery

One of my greatest passions is working with women who’ve recognized that they are dealing with a disorder from using or overusing alcohol and/or other drugs. I too have suffered and recovered from it and have found life to be incredibly amazing without alcohol in it. I love to say that “sobriety is terribly underrated”.

Excessive drinking and/or other drug use is the symptom of a serious disorder which requires focused attention to healing—emotionally and spiritually. Often women deal with depression, anxiety, and low (or no) feelings of self-worth and the “go to” coping mechanism is reliance on these legal and illegal drugs.

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?

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 which caused and were 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. I have a program where women work in a mutually-supportive way to overcome your SUD.

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. However, I am also available to work individually with you.

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.

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