Joseph Barbakoff

Joanna Matthews

Joanna Matthews has been with Explorations for 6 years, beginning as a group and individual therapist, and has been Lead Clinician for 4 years. She earned a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from West Chester University, and previously worked as a counselor in public school, and as a lead counselor in autistic therapy. Joanna is dedicated to supporting young people in building the emotional and social skills to achieve their goals.  Joanna values collaboration with parents, teachers and the community to help all clients achieve their highest potential.

She works from a person centered, positive psychology orientation, using Cognitive Behavioral techniques as well as multiple empirically proven interventions to help clients feel empowered to set goals and make change.