Joann Romano is a Mental Health Counselor and Rehabilitation Counselor Intern from Hofstra University working under Cindy Zabinski, LMHC, CRC, ACS, in a private practice office located in Massapequa Park, NY.
Joann provides psychotherapy specializing in working with adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders. This includes general persistent worrying (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), perfectionistic thinking, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCD), social anxiety, and anxiety caused by past traumas. Anxiety is often experienced together with other conditions or situations. These may include depression, stress, significant life changes, relationship issues, chronic medical illness or pain, or a desire to improve your quality of life.
As a Rehabilitation Counselor, she is trained to work with people with disabilities, helping them manage and achieve goals of improving their quality of life, living independently, and working.
Therapy is most productive when the relationship between the counselor and the client is formed upon comfort and trust. Joann uses her empathic and intuitive nature to connect with her clients and provide a safe atmosphere. Using a strength-based and solution-focused perspective, Joann will work with clients to collaborate and develop effective individualized treatment plans. Evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness are used.