Joanne H. Davis, LMFT

Preferred Name: Joanne

About Me

Hello. I'm a collaborative, warm, authentic and an empathetically attuned straight white woman with a youthful spirit and a deep appreciation for people’s resilience and wisdom. I believe trauma resolution does not need to be painful to be effective. It certainly does not involve rehashing details of distressing events. . I’m available for talk therapy, if it seems helpful. But my prime focus is to help my clients thrive by facilitating relief from trauma symptoms such as unmanageable emotional hijacking and impulsive self-sabotaging behaviors. Most of my adult clients deal with childhood emotional abuse. There’s a spectrum, from feeling not understood to being physically or sexually harmed. For this transformational work, I’ve packed my professional toolbox with approaches that tap into the brain centers that store trauma and frustrating habits like perfectionism. These tools include: EMDR (nearly certified); Somatic Therapy (certified as a Sensorimotor psychotherapist); The Flash Technique and Janina Fisher's TIST (Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment). I believe people already possess everything inside for them to heal, and I’m here to help them tap into it--tailored to individual needs. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help so many people feel good and thrive in their lives. Please call to see if I might be able to help you too.

Education & Experience

EMDR: Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute: (2013) . Laurel Parnell PhD. Attachment Focused EMDR Training: Part 1, 2 & 3 (2020) . Certified Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) by Janina Fisher, PhD (2023) (Child parts work) . Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certification Level III: Advanced Skills (somatic therapy) (2017-2018) . The Flash Technique, Philip Manfield, Ph.D., (2020) . Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Janina Fisher, PhD. (2019)_ . A Sensorimotor Approach to Couples Therapy (2018) . Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair: (2014-2015) . Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory by Pat Ogden (2007-2008) . Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Janina Fisher, PhD (2007) . Accelerated Emotional Dynamic Processing (AEDP): (2014) . USM, MA Counseling Psychology: (1998)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA (2021-present) California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, State Chapter: (1998-Present) California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Francisco Chapter: (2013-present) California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, East Bay Chapter, CEU Co-Chair 2006-2009): (2006-present)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale