Joan Bowla, MSW
Joan Bowla, MSW
Life & Wellness Coach | Founder
Passionate About Inspiring Others
...A Little about our Founder...
Our Founder, Joan Bowla had a vision 10 years ago when she gave up a 20-year career in Administration to follow her passion helping others overcome the challenges of stressful situations by utilizing effective coping skills. Joan is a divorced mother of two adult children and has focused her practice on helping mothers embrace the joys of parenthood without feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of balancing parenting, work and social life.
Joan has over 10 years of experience working in the Mental and Behavioral Health field serving clients dually diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse. She started her career as a Community Outpatient Therapist and treated children, adolescents, adults and the family as a whole. Before transitioning from a Clinician to a Life Coach, Joan spent most of her time treating adults in Addiction Treatment Centers and successfully helped many of her clients addressed the underlying reasons for their addiction resulting in better emotional regulation, improved decisional makings skills, stable employment and healthy relationships.
Joan obtained her Master’s of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University where she graduated with Honors and was inducted as a member of the PHI Alpha Honor Society. Joan has an insatiable desire to learn and participates in ongoing training to better equip her with the skills to serve her clients. Joan has certification in Grief & Loss, Addiction Intervention, SMART Recovery Facilitator, Assessing Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Trauma Treatment Professional, and is a Certified Telehealth Provider.
Joan utilizes several treatment techniques to help her clients maintain emotional regulation such as holistic therapy, spirituality, mindfulness, and the mind-body-soul connection. Joan has been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and uses her skills and expertise in these areas to help facilitate the enlightenment process.
Using a combination of her own experiences, her passion, her drive, her skills, knowledge and expertise, Joan has been able to build trust in therapeutic settings making it easy for her clients to rediscover their amazing ability to find joy and peace in any situation.