introducing DR. JOANNA I. DIAS, PSY.D.
Dr. JoAnna I. Dias is a postdoctoral fellow, who has experience working with young adults and adults from a brief psychodynamic, interpersonal, integrated, and multicultural approach. She provides a warm, accepting therapeutic environment for her clients to process their challenges in order to find hope and healing. Dr. Dias has worked with clients who have experienced interpersonal trauma, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, enculturation difficulties, identity confusion, and relational difficulties. She works collaboratively with her clients to develop treatment goals, respecting their unique background and varying identities. Having had specialized training in spiritual formation, Dr. Dias welcomes clients’ exploration of existential or faith-based questions into their treatment to the degree that they would like. Dr. Dias also conducts formal psychological evaluations with young adults and adults for assessment of personality, learning difficulties, and/or attention issues.
Educational and Career Background
Dr. JoAnna Dias received a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University following completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Baylor University Counseling Center. She has experience providing individual and group therapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops and presentations, to a diverse population of adults in university, church, and community mental health settings. Dr. Dias has a passion for global psychology, having done clinical work with children in Nairobi, Kenya, and as well as leading culturally-sensitive spiritual pilgrimages to Israel. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University. Dr. Dias is a postdoctoral fellow at Great Life Counseling Center under the supervision of Dr. Nikki Stillo, Ph.D.