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Allow uncomfortable sensations to come and go, without drowning in them. Change your response, change your life.

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It's to let anxious thoughts and feelings pass through you without making them worse. And build your ability to do hard things.

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Build your confidence in facing uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and situations without engaging in behaviors to make them go away.

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A bit about me

I'm Joanna Hardis

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) gives us a long-term process to respond to anxiety. An evidence-based treatment, CBT teaches you ways of thinking and acting that help you stop worrying and start living. For those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I’m trained in Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP). ERP teaches you how to face what you’ve been avoiding without giving in to your compulsions to make the anxiety go away.
with Anxiety
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with OCD
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Parents of Children
with Anxiety/OCD
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My Specialties

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
Gestalt Professional Certified Coach

What I Treat

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Most Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parents of a Child with Anxiety or OCD
From the blog


Therapy Isn’t Working. What Should I Do?
Therapy Isn’t Working. What Should I Do?

Sadly, I hear this a lot. It’s a delicate topic for sure. I hear stories of people who’ve been with the same therapist for years. They either still feel stuck

Let’s Talk About Health Anxiety
Let’s Talk About Health Anxiety

In treating health anxiety, we talk about the same process we do for all anxiety disorders. We work on becoming mindful of our experience: acknowledging how we’re feeling physical and emotionally. Rather than try to get it to go away, we become willing to feel those feelings, sensations and...

In Their Words

Joanna provides supervision in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment which allows me the opportunity to grow and build the skills necessary to be a successful clinician.

former LISW supervisee

I’m so thankful now for virtual visits! I was skeptical at first about not doing traditional in office sessions, but now I’m hooked.  Virtual visits have made fitting sessions into my busy schedule so easy, and I love that I don’t have to spend extra time driving to and from the appointment.  If I work a late night or overnight shift I can literally roll out of bed right before my appointment time, make a cup of coffee, plop down on the couch, and meet up with Joanna virtually.

former client with OCD – virtual visits

I sought help after my divorce because I was feeling lost, sad and fearful of “what’s next.” Joanna helped me to move from inaction to action. She was compassionate and honest, and I needed that. 

former client

I appreciate how she always pushed me a bit farther than I was willing to go which helped me face my fears and finally feel better. I am so thankful for the time we worked together.

former client with profound anxiety

...[Joanna] is goal-driven and collaborative. She keeps her clients on track with the problem behaviors that they want to change....We have collaborated on complex cases, and I always appreciate her thoughtful input, which is consistent with her commitment to evidence-based treatment.

former colleague

I have been doing so well, all thanks to you! You deserve a round of applause right now for what you have done for anyone that has come through your office.

former client with severe anxiety