About Joanne

During my trainee ship I worked at Verdugo Mental Health working with adults with issues ranging from
depression,anxiety, addiction,grief, mood disorder, life transitions and relational problems. I became a grief
support group facilitator for widows and widowers.  My experience as a facilitator help me appreciate the resiliency
and strength grieving people have and they just need to be given the reinforcement to identify their capabilities to
get through their bereavement.

During my internship I worked in a private practice under supervision working mainly with couples, premarital
counseling and adolescents ranging from issues of anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, to name a few. While
at the private practice I volunteered as a Crisis Counselor with the American Red Cross to work at a shelter in
Louisiana after the tragedy of hurricane Katrina.  Again, I gained a greater appreciation for the human spirit.   While
in private practice I discovered my connection and passion helping teens. This is when I began working at
Hathaway-Sycamores Children and Family Services at their Outpatient Clinic in Pacoima, California. At
Hathaway-Sycamores I mainly worked with children and their families (ages 2-18) from different socioeconomic,
cultural, and ethnic backgrounds to overcome all aspects of psychological, developmental, and behavioral
difficulties, such as those dealing with depression, anxiety, mood, anger, trauma, loss, impulse control problems,
ADHA and other learning disabilities.  

My areas of therapeutic focus are couples counseling, premarital counseling,  loss and grief,  individual and
personal growth therapy/coaching and TV production consulting.  My theoretical approach is eclectic, deriving from
several theories such as relational, psychodynamic, object relations, humanistic, solution focus,
cognitive-behavioral, and multi-cultural, depending on the client's individual needs. I have built a reputation with my
clients as an empathetic, yet candid, no-nonsense therapist who believes in using a direct approach soliciting
them to gain awareness of patterns and areas of disconnection.  
I am bi-lingual in Spanish.  I am presently the
After Care Specialist and Consultant on
T.D. Jakes TV Show. I was the Aftercare Producer on  Dr. Drew's
Lifechangers for Telepictures;  Aftercare Specialist on The Ricki Lake Show; Aftercare Specialist on The Test and
numerous other televison shows. I also have appeared on numerous talk shows as a Relationship Expert.

Appointments are 50 minutes in length. For the first visit please arrive 15 minutes to complete initial paperwork and
review together office polices and confidentiality procedures.

I am located in Pasadena, California with clients from the Los Angeles area of Pasadena, Alhambra, La Canada,
Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta, and surrounding areas of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. To
schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please call
(626) 792-0773.  Email: Jo4therapy@aol.com.
Joanne Koegl M.A.,LMFT

245 S. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101
Marriage Family Therapist, License #MFC 45854
Servicing Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, San Marino, Alhanbra, Sierra Madre
I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Oaks College.
Prior to my masters I spent several years working as a television producer,
graduating from Pasadena City College and UCLA.  After experiencing the loss of my
husband in a car accident, I realized my life lacked a deeper meaning and purpose. I
decided to return to college and obtained  my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and
Family Therapy.  I had often been told while I was a producer that I missed my calling
as a therapist because of my natural born ability to empathize with people and to
allow my curiosity to help people seek solutions. I decided it was never too late and
returned to school.  My life's journey and professional training have shaped the kind
of therapist I am.
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