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Solving Issues That Can Be Overcome With Counseling...

Simple Yet Effective Couples Counseling, Truly Embracing Your Relationship!

Your Safe Haven for Emotional Growth

Core Counseling Connections Provides The One-on-One Service You Deserve

Guiding You to a Peaceful State of Mind.

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Telehealth Hours

  • Thursday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Welcome to Core Counseling Connections

Choosing the right therapist to help you with your mental and emotional health can be tough. What you’re seeking help for is, by definition, personal. And you have a lot of options when it comes to the type of mental health professional you choose.

You’re looking for someone with both the professional expertise to counsel you on whatever you’re coping with, as well as a personality that clicks with you. Plus, that provider needs to be accessible to you, accepting new patients or clients, and affordable.

Here at Core Counseling Connections we are dedicated to our clients both mental and emotional health.

Short Story About JoAnn

JoAnn Storms is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Arizona. JoAnn works with adults from eighteen to eighty. Many of JoAnn’s clients come in when they have relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and psychological trauma triggers. JoAnn is very passionate about serving couples and people with traumatic issues.

JoAnn is trained in Gottman Level 3 method couples therapy, which is a behavioral approach for conflict management. JoAnn is also trained in EMDR and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). JoAnn works with strength based and solution focused approaches.

Our sessions together will be very caring and compassionate to your needs. JoAnn's clients have given positive feedback in feeling safe and understood, reassured and supported with insight and perspective that assist clients in progressing through their healing journey.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional trainings
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Eye Movement Dessenistation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman method Couples Therapy-level 1, 2 & 3

Our Mission

To provide my clients with attentive, empathetic, and reflective counseling in the exploration of your life through listening, meeting you where you're at, providing tools to move you forward, and helping to guide you on a path to feeling better.

Our Values

We respect each individual’s right to make their own choices regarding treatment options, goals and life direction without the belief that we alone have the ability “fix” or change them. While we may have the skill and experience to assist each individual to further their objectives, we affirm each individual has the ability to make Self-led decisions, relieve their own suffering and reach their goals.

Our Vision

Access to welcoming and enriching therapeutic experiences that promote the social and emotional well-being and development of our diverse community, now and for future generations.

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"Find Your Inner Peace, Find Your True Strength."

General Therapy

I believe that counseling can help us take a step back and see things differently. With professional support, we can begin to form a new and kinder view of ourselves and our experience. When we broaden our perspective in this way, we can experience new feelings and learn to respond differently to the challenges we face.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is so helpful for so many people because it’s the best way to get truly customized therapy. Group therapy may have its own set of numerous advantages but if you want more control over the pacing of your therapy, the methods used, the amount of analysis or feedback you can receive, and the timing of your sessions, you owe it to yourself to look into individual therapy.

Couples Therapy

We specialize in serving couples; Our professional counselor is a level 3 Gottman Trained therapist. Skills will be taught, help build trust, commitment, friendship, positive regard, conflict management, and shared meaning.

Core Counseling Connect provides general counseling, individual and couples therapy.

  • General therapy

    Life presents us with many challenges that we are not always equipped to deal with. These challenges are not moments that identify our weaknesses. Instead, they present opportunities for us to become stronger as a result of overcoming them.

    The therapy process is a great way to ensure that life’s challenges are not what defines us as individuals, but instead makes us stronger and more prepared to live happier and more fruitful lives. Therapy can also serve as a preventative measure to ensure that our lives remain productive and that we maintain an awareness of how stressors could be impacting ourselves and our loved ones.

    When people think about their health they often focus on their physical being. However, without the mind the body cannot follow. The therapy process is the key to living a truly healthy life. Mind, Body, and Spirit.

  • Individual therapy

    You don't have to take on stressful situations, major life transitions or other mental health challenges on your own. Instead, you can seek support from the individual therapist at Core Counseling Connections. In our individual therapy sessions, we can help you work toward a better version of yourself by developing skills, coping strategies and other mental health tools that you can rely on. Some of our topics include :

         Life Transitions (I.E. Marriage, Divorce, Parenting)
         Trauma Therapy
         Couples Therapy
         Chronic Pain

    Get in touch with us today to arrange for an individual therapy session.

  • Couples therapy

    Relationships can suffer because of past traumas, communication breakdowns and other types of hurdles. One of the best ways to move past a relationship problem is by working with an experienced therapist. If you want to strengthen your connection to your partner, depend on Core Counseling Connections for couples therapy services in the state of Arizona. We specialize in serving couples: JoAnn is a level 3 Gottman trained therapist. Skills will be taught, help build trust, commitment, friendship, positive regard, conflict management and shared meaning.

    The Gottman method of couples therapy is based on research by dr.’s John and Julie Gottman, to help couples think about what makes the relationship work well, and what makes relationships fail by using their sound relationship house theory. The approach deals with couples’ conflict and it’s resolution, but also extends beyond the conflict into everyday aspects of couples interactions through building and repairing the couples friendship and love.

         • It’s an effective couples therapy focused on emotion and dysfunctional negative patterns and cycles.
         • Focuses on emotional repair and building safety, trust, bonding, love, intimacy, friendship, and positive effects.
         • It’s a behavioral couple’s therapy focused on changing interactional patterns.
         • It’s an existentially based couples therapy, both in its approach to gridlock conflict.
         • It’s cognitive couple therapy, focused on how couples think about their relationship, and how they feel about feelings.
         • It’s a narrative therapy, focused on the stories the partners tell themselves.
         • It is a psychodynamic couples therapy, based upon specific aspects of analysis of the role the
          primary family relationships play in the here and now of interactions between the couple.

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Telehealth Hours

Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm