Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA

Joan Howard, MFT

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Joan Howard, MFT
Psychotherapy is best when individualized for each client.
After a brief complimentary phone interview, typically for 5-15 minutes, we can decide together whether it will be a good working fit, or I may offer a different referral suggestion.
I am here to help.
I have specialized in stepfamily dynamics, couples therapy, adjustment to empty nest and other transitions, women’s issues, step work supplementation, aging, grief and loss, adjustment to catastrophic illness, care taking issues, mild cognitive impairment challenges and adjustments...and the list goes on. I love my work.
Private practice for 40 years has kept me engaged in my profession over time, and my work has amazingly remained fresh and exciting and challenging and gratifying. Life has presented many personal experiences for me from which to learn and grow and it never stops!
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Addiction  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Adolescents  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Adoption  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Anger Management  Hypnotherapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Anxiety and Panic  Life and Wellness Coaching  Psychopharmacology
 Expressive Arts Therapy  Life Transitions  Relationships
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness  Religious Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage Counseling  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Men's Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Stress Management
 Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Pet Therapy  Women's Issues
 Eating Disorders  Play Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Family Therapist  Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS)
 Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Psychotherapy (MA)  Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT)
Hours:9-6. m-f