Joanna Baez online therapy

Joanna Baez, M.S. Counseling Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, LMFT, ADC, M.D.: Family Practice is a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Professional with 9 years of experience working as a Facilitator and Psychotherapist in California, specializing in affordable online therapy. She has worked with clients to help them with a large range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, anger issues, substance abuse/addiction, relationship issues, parenting problems, and domestic violence. She has experience working with individuals in Federal and State probation as well as parents with a CPS case. Joanna has also worked at a State prison and for the MHTU Crisis Center. 

Affordable online therapy - Teletherapy

Teletherapy, or affordable online therapy, is a remote virtual therapy that can be accessed at any setting, whether at home or anywhere else that is comfortable, using audio and video technology. Research has indicated that teletherapy provides the same degree of effectiveness as in-person therapy. We offer teletherapy through secure and HIPAA compliant platforms to maintain the same standards of confidentiality as in-person sessions. Teletherapy services are often covered by health insurance. We will be more than happy to assist you in checking the specifics of your insurance policy and explain the coverage to you.

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Over 19.1 million adults (ages 18-54) in the U.S. are affected by anxiety disorders. This makes them the most common psychological disorders in the country (over 13.3% of the adult population). This number further increases by factoring in the high number of older adults, as well as minors, that suffer from anxiety.

Anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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All of these disorders affect people with overwhelming, persistent fear and anxiety; they interfere with daily living. Individuals affected by an anxiety disorder often experience the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness, feeling nervous or on edge
  • Prone to fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Muscle tension aches/soreness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep problems – trouble falling/staying asleep, lack of sleep quality
  • Trembling
  • Excessive worry or obsessions
  • Heart racing

Most experts agree that anxiety disorders are caused by a combination of both biological and environmental factors. Women are twice as likely to be affected by men. In addition, people who suffer from anxiety disorders often suffer from other mental health problems, such as depression and alcohol or drug abuse.

Fortunately, the great majority of people who have an anxiety disorder can be helped by a qualified anxiety therapist. Individual therapy can help people learn coping skills to help manage their anxiety. Cognitive-Behavioral therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for many anxiety disorders. Furthermore, some individuals may also benefit from medication therapy in combination with psychotherapy.

We know how difficult it can be to deal with these feelings alone. Our qualified therapist is equipped to help you work through your anxiety and achieve a happier, more fulfilling life. 


Depression currently affects over 14 million people in the United States. This makes it one of the most common mental disorders in the country. Clinically significant depression is characterized by persistent sadness, diminished interest in activities that used to be enjoyable, a depressed mood, and other symptoms that impair the ability to function in daily life. This condition often stems from a complex combination of factors that can include stress, trauma, family history, genetics, and illness.

Effective treatments for clinical depression are available, including medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. Therapy can help equip individuals with strategies to better cope with their symptoms and begin to feel better. 

We understand how incapacitating depression can be to all aspects of your life, especially your relationships. Our qualified therapist, Joanna Baez, will team up with you to improve your mood, energy levels, motivation, daily functioning, and zest for life. We will help you reduce irritability, appetite and sleep problems, and difficulty concentrating and remembering things. 

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An addiction is a mental health disorder that is characterized by the compulsive use of a substance or activity that gives rewarding feelings, despite experiencing adverse consequences. Addiction is a complex condition influenced by both biological and environmental factors and is often considered to be a brain disease.

Addiction was thought to only apply to substance abuse in the past. However, the definition has been expanded and now includes activities such as gambling, gaming, and shopping. It is important to note that addiction refers to the neurology of the brain, not the outward behaviors. Fortunately, with appropriate treatment, people with addiction can live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

We treat addiction using a holistic, scientifically-based approach. Our counseling support is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client to guide them into a long-lasting recovery. We apply harm-reduction, cognitive and behavioral strategies as well as relapse prevention techniques in a warm, caring environment. We also cover learning the common triggers to relapse and a self-guided approach to healthy living.

If you are currently suffering from addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, or any other type of addiction, please don’t hesitate to contact us to get started.

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