Joan-Dianne's Bio

Services Provided

Common Issues Addressed in Therapy

Telephone Therapy

Couple Therapy

Personal Coaching

Group Therapy

Therapists' Group

Articles and Creative Writing by Joan-Dianne Smith

Community Presentations

The Fine Print


Making a Referral

Office Location


Individual and Couple Therapy

For a wide variety of personal and relationship issues as well as life situations including:
  • family background issues impacting current life,

  • self-esteem: perfectionist tendencies / self-criticism / anxiety / shame,

  • internet addiction / loneliness,

  • disordered eating / emotional eating,

  • work/life balance issues / stress,

  • life transitions / loss / chronic pain,

  • fertility issues and related stress,

  • parenting special needs children,

  • adult children of aging elders / ‘sandwich generation’,

  • issues with assertiveness / handling conflict,

  • power imbalances in relationships,

  • difficulties with intimacy / emotional connection in close relationships.

Group Therapy

Personal Coaching

  • workplace challenges,
  • goal-setting / problem solving,
  • workplace relationships and stress.

Telephone Therapy

  • creative methods for individuals unable to participate in the regular office setting whether because of distance, mobility issues or other concerns.


  • clinical supervision and consultation to other therapists,

  • program design for hospital and community agencies,

  • custom designed workshops.

Please call or email to inquire about therapy.
A brief initial telephone consultation is free of charge.
Phone 204-947-3485
Email: jd_smith@mts.net