Honesty, reliability, and creativity are the most influential factors in Jo’s approach to counseling. She will meet each client where they are at in life and present them with tools to support them in obtaining their goals. Jo encourages clients to have courage, take healthy risks, and allow themselves the opportunity to feel strong. Perfection is not the end goal: through the process of trial and error and trial and success one can teach themselves new ways to problem solve and work through even the most challenging situations life presents us.
Jo has been drawing on the walls of her bedroom and finger-painting on the floor since she can remember. Her professional art skills include painting, drawing, and ceramics. Activities she enjoys introducing to clients are process painting, bookmaking, and visual journaling.
Jo has done significant leadership and mental health work within the LGBTQ+ community and is committed to providing a space where individuals can feel safe, heard, and understood.
Jo graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in 2014 with a degree in Art and Psychology. She is currently attending Adler Graduate School in the Twin Cities studying Clinical Counseling and Art Therapy.
Jo joined Art of Counseling in the Fall of 2018. She runs group sessions at a local substance use treatment center and offers telehealth sessions for clients looking for psychoeducation, skill building, and therapeutic art.