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Therapists Bio

Naomie Joseph-Micliz, DSW, MSW, LCSW, EMDR

Naomie received her Doctorate of Social Work from Capella University.  Her dissertation focused on mental health stigma education and knowledge was completed and published with excellence.  Naomie completed her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and Interdisciplinary Traineeship on Developmental Disability from The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center.  Naomie takes a Person-Centered approach to meet the needs of clients, and has been providing counseling and adult case management services for 8 years in outpatient, school, and prison settings to adolescents, couples, and adults.  She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, fully trained in EMDR, and works with people who have experienced abuse and trauma across their lifespan. Naomie is a 10-year veteran of the US Army with fluency in English and Haitian Creole and a proficiency in French. Naomie provides outpatient services to adults at Monarch Freedom Counseling offices.

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Joan Bankole-Jones, MSW, LSW

Joan Bankole-Jones is a licensed social worker. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Aging. She is certified in Adult Mental First Aid USA and has been trained to provide initial help to people experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance abuse disorders. She has been trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Joan’s professional background includes experience working with young and older adults.  Joan takes a strengths-based and holistic approach.  She acknowledges and builds on clients’ expertise and diversity to navigate challenging situations. In partnership with clients, she strives to empower them to develop the whole person, remodel their behaviors and ameliorate their way of life.