Science tells us that our biography becomes our biology.
Your family lives on within you – think of it as your emotional inheritance – and these imprints continue to influence you.

The good news about epigenetics is that you can release how you hold the past within. The beauty of the brain is that its changeable. Neuroplasticity gives us the proof we need to know that the brain can overcome early or inherited negative epigenetic changes.

In the 20 years of working with clients, I’ve found that I’m really more of a detective than a therapist. The questions I ask get to the heart of the matter, offering resolution more quickly and effectively than anything else I’ve explored.  

By listening intently to the words you use to describe your challenges, I’m lead exactly to where we need to begin to work together, to bring you insight into your life, and a sense of freedom and strength you may not have believed was possible.

The one thing we all have in common is that we all come from a family. 

And we have been influenced by our family far more than we’ve previously understood. The work I share with my clients offers a powerful way to pinpoint the root of your specific challenge, and then supports you in resolving it.


Our earliest experiences, while we don’t consciously remember them, have a profound influence on how we live our lives. I work with what the body remembers and the knowledge that we are more than our own individual experiences.


Many clients who are curious about my education and background.  

Training & Accreditation 

  • Sociology, Psychology within my social arts and sciences college degree
  • Certifications from The Family Constellation Institute
  • The Inherited Trauma Institute
  • and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California
  • Certified Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotherapists
  • Masters in Neuro Linguistics Programming with The WEL-Systems Institute.

My most focused areas of study have been Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Family Constellations, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Inherited Family Trauma and The Core Language Approach. I’ve spent years studying how language and our inner images intertwine. In working together with clients, I tune into the unique language of each client, which often leads us to the very root of an issue.

Get a glimpse of the depth of this approach at my next workshop.

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IMG_6199When I’m not offering workshops or working with clients privately, you can find me curled up with a good book or out playing in nature with my husband and our son.  We love to hike, bike ride, go camping and find adventures in beautiful national parks.   I’ve discovered the time I invest on my yoga mat allows me to share a deeper presence with my family and with my clients and of course, giving that deep sense of connection to myself.  I feel most comfortable when conversations are real and deep.  Conversations where people talk about what inspires them, about what moves their heart into action, about what truly matters to them.I’ve always had a natural love of learning and find the entire field of mind-body medicine fascinating. I am quite sure I’ll be a life-long student of this body of knowledge! My book collection looks as if an entire room of my home is a library. My sister, who is actually a librarian will often ask me when I’m planning to read a book for fun. The truth is, if you ran into me at the beach, I’d probably reading a book about neurotransmitters… and devouring every word of it.


“Johanna was a member of our integrative healthcare team for a number of years.  We referred our patients to her when we suspected that their chronic physical and mental symptoms were related to mental or emotional trauma or stress.  I cannot say enough about her integrity, her professionalism, her bedside manner and – most importantly – her ability to help our patients.  She is a highly skilled practitioner who brings great sensitivity and caring to her work.”

~ Dr. Richard Nahas, Medical Director  The Seekers Centre for Integrative Medicine