Joanna FloraOwner, Clinician Director, Professional Art Therapist
Joanna, the visionary behind Flora and Associates, wears many hats with grace and determination. As the group owner and clinical director, she’s poured her heart and soul into building a nurturing environment that supports families when they need it most. Recognizing a gap in the community’s resources, Joanna worked tirelessly to create a haven where families can find the support and guidance they deserve.

Joanna’s journey into the world of therapy began with a passion for helping individuals with developmental and intellectual challenges through the transformative power of art therapy. Over the past 14 years, she’s honed her skills, continually seeking growth and enhancement. Joanna is Licensed as an Art Therapist in both NY & NJ. She holds the national credentials of a Board Certified Art Therapist, an Art Therapy Credentialed Supervisor, as well as a Certification in Perinatal Mental Health. If that was not enough, Joanna is on the path to becoming a certified psychoanalyst. Joanna’s commitment to her craft knows no bounds.

With a heart dedicated to healing, Joanna works with individuals of all ages, crafting personalized treatment plans that resonate with each unique client. Her approach centers on empowering clients to identify and express their emotions while fostering lasting change through tailored interventions.

Certified in perinatal mental health, Joanna is deeply committed to supporting moms on their journey to self-discovery and empowerment. She understands that when moms thrive, the whole family flourishes. Whether it’s navigating the highs and lows of pregnancy or the challenges of early motherhood, Joanna is there to provide unwavering support and guidance.

Joanna has intentionally designed her group practice to ensure clients have access to a diverse team of experts. She’s witnessed firsthand the challenges families face in accessing the resources they need and is dedicated to bridging that gap through collaboration and compassionate care.

When she’s not guiding clients toward wellness, Joanna disconnects and recharges by traveling with her family. Her passion lies on the beach and touring MLB stadiums, despite her allegiance as an avid Braves fan. Quality time with her family, including her beloved office therapy dogs, Jax & Kole, is where she finds solace and rejuvenation. Recently, Joanna has expanded her impact by opening our sister company, The Puzzled Parents, aimed at providing potty training coaching to families struggling with this developmental milestone.

Joanna FloraLicensed Creative Art Therapist
Joanna started her professional career as a Creative Art Therapist working with children and adolescents. Joanna has over 14 years of experience but is constantly continuing to enhance her expertise and is currently pursuing training to become a certified psychoanalyst. Currently, Joanna works with individuals of all ages and is known for creating individualized treatment plans that best meet the needs for each client.

Joanna focuses on helping clients identify and express their feelings while changing their ineffective behaviors. She understands how difficult living with emotional distress can be and is fully committed to helping clients better themselves, make lasting changes, and create a life they enjoy living. Joanna uses multiple modalities of therapy to provide a safe, nonjudgmental place to explore feelings and events that disrupt one’s sense of safety and wellness.

Over the past few years, Joanna has grown her private practice into a group practice to best serve the needs of the families she works with. Joanna witnessed first-hand how hard it is to get the resources needed to best support her clients’ treatment needs. To overcome this barrier, she has grown a team of experts to help her clients reach their full potential.

In her free time, Joanna loves spending time with her family including Jax & Kole, the office therapy dogs. She has an obsession with the beach and tries to plan a family vacation to Florida at least once a year to recharge. Joanna not only has a love for Arts & Crafts but she loves to decorate, especially for the holidays!

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