Dr. Joanna Quanbeck takes a relational, integrative approach to therapy and seeks to create a safe and collaborative environment that supports well-being and growth. She attends to the wisdom and skills individuals bring, while also supporting new ways to navigate change and weather challenges. She brings a holistic view of well-being-mind, body, spirit–including how culture and context may inform experience.
Joanna’s experience and expertise in counseling include issues of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, family and relationship concerns, identity development, professional/vocational discernment, and cultural transition and adjustment. In her counseling and research, she has given particular attention to topics of grief and resilience.
Joanna brings experience providing individual and group therapy to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse university counseling centers, as well as experience in community counseling settings and career-related assessment and counseling. She has an interdisciplinary background in literature and theology, and a hospital chaplaincy residency helped shape her counseling path.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology; M.Div., Luther Seminary; B.A., Luther College.