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Meet Joanna Flemons, LCSW, CPC, EMDR II

MyProfessional Background:

I am a seasoned LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and the owner of Highlands Ranch Counseling and Coaching. I have been in the field since 1998 and maintain a Certified Professional Coaching (CPC) designation. I am a LEVEL II trained EMDR clinician and hold a professional certification from The EMDR Institute,  I am a seasoned trauma-informed therapist. My background includes working with clients presenting with everyday life and relationship challenges to complex issues and challenges that impact and impair daily functioning.

As a graduate of the University of Texas in Social Work, followed by over 20 years of professional experience my diverse professional background includes working in private practice, healthcare settings, and serving the men and women in the United States Military and Armed Forces.

My career began at Baylor Medical Center in Texas, where I provided therapeutic services to patients in acute care including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Labor and Delivery, and Postpartum unit. Years later I returned to Colorado and worked in a home hospice and palliative care program with the Visiting Nurses Association. In this role, I provided counseling to terminally ill patients, caregivers, and survivors for several years. Concluding my final years in healthcare settings, I worked as a counselor at one of Colorado’s fertility clinics. Years of experience in working in reproductive trauma and PTSD led me to author, “INFERTILITY and PTSD: The Uncharted Storm”. I have also served the United States Armed Forces with Logistics Health Incorporated, a company that continually meets the ongoing needs of our servicemen and women.

I typically utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in most sessions and discuss EMDR as one approach for clients seeking trauma treatment. I am a trauma-informed therapist and incorporate education and current research into the framework of our sessions.


Metropolitan State University of Denver, 5/97, BSW

The University of Texas in Arlington, 12/99, MSW

License, Certifications & Awards:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW (#993012)

National Certified Professional Coach, CPC (#2100)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CCTP (#146447)