Moved deeply by my experiences with the many benefits of psychotherapy and yoga, I decided to pursue a career in clinical mental health counseling and therapeutic yoga. My professional career includes the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Harvard University’s School of Public Health, South Boston Yoga, Healing Tree Yoga & Wellness Center, Om Births, Breathe & Play Every Day, and The Pathways Institute.  

In addition to counseling and yoga, I have consulted with multiple women’s organizations, including Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority and the South Shore Conference for Women, and have been a presenter at their national conferences on the topics of stress and emotional health.

Throughout my career, I have also been featured in Boston Business Women, the South Shore Wellness Collective, Living Crue Magazine, Yoga Girl, Identity Magazine, and Elephant Journal.

My intention is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment to process your thoughts and feelings, engage in the deep inner work to learn more about yourself, and make effective changes to feel better about yourself and your life. I can be your sounding board, listening ear, and therapeutic partner to help you make lasting long-term changes.

Clients have described me as empathetic and compassionate,
honest and non-judgmental, and insightful and trustworthy.

Joanna Barrett


Licensed Mental Health Counselor
State of Massachusetts

Master’s Degree, Lesley University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training
Behavioral Tech, Dr. Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Foundations Training
Behavioral Tech, Dr. Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills for Adolescent & Families
Behavioral Tech, Drs. Marsha Linehan, Alec Miller, and Jill Rathus

Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Trauma Team Therapist and Meditation Group Leader
South Bay Community Services

Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Mindfulness Group Leader
DCS Mental Health

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and DBT Group Leader
Inspired DBT 

200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program
South Boston Yoga

Yoga As Therapy Training & Mentorship Program
Kate Graham/Soulful Yoga Therapy

Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Certification
Judith Hanson Lasater

Yin Yoga Certification
Josh Summers

Prenatal Yoga Certification
Rebecca Conant/Om Births

“The Psychology of Yoga” and “Restorative Yoga Therapeutics”
Bo Forbes/Elemental Yoga

“Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo)” Foundations Training Sue Jones/YogaHOPE

Yoga as Medicine Training 
Dr. Timothy McCall

National Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

International Association of Yoga Therapists

Yoga Alliance

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Psychology Today

Therapy Den


South Shore Women's Business Network

Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Yoga & Therapy
Joanna Barrett