Jo is thoughtful and caring. She is a great listener and has tools to offer for healing.
LPC Ida (Jo) Downey
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Ida (Jo) Downey is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 25
I am dually Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina (#2391) and Virginia (#07011008258) and have over 20 plus years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with couples, families, and individuals on relationship issues, family conflict, trauma and abuse, addiction, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, and women’s issues.
Counseling is a process by which we work together to identify and work on any issues you bring to our sessions. My approach to counseling operates from a strength base approach to help you identify your strengths within yourself and develop self-awareness that will aid you to meet you goals through your active involvement as well as efforts to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Sometimes change will be easy and swift, but more often it will be slow and deliberate; effort may need to be repeated. I’m here all the way to work collaboratively with you and help you reach your goals.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic typically blending “Gestalt Therapy” developed by Fritz Perls, “Cognitive Behavior Therapy” developed by Aaron Beck, “Reality Therapy” developed by William Glasser, “Motivational Interviewing” developed by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, and “Strategic Family Therapy” developed by Jay Haley.
I look forward to working with you and exploring and building on the strengths you already have.
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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