Hello, I am Johana, a I bilingual licensed professional. My journey in this field began in 2011. Since I started my career, I have worked in non-profit agencies providing community services to toddlers, children, adolescents and adults. In my experience as a mental health provider I have worked in a multitude of programs from preventive care to diagnosable treatment.
In 2015, I worked as a Wraparound (WRAP) Therapist, with children, youth and their families with serious mental health challenges. Wrap is a type of service designed for high-risk children and adolescents; I enjoyed this type of treatment very much.
I have also focused in adult programs and providing group services in various treatments. Through this experience, I came to learn how multi-generational aspects, really can affect an individual, a couple, or family’s present decisions.
In addition, I practice as an eclectic type of therapist because although I specialize in certain approaches, I like to personalize and modify my approach according to my client’s unique needs. At times, I have just sat with my clients and practiced guided meditation and grounding techniques because that is what my clients needed at that time.
More about me. I have been in a committed relationship with my high school sweetheart for nearly twenty years, we have a beautiful Weimaraner. Our weim is curious and adventurous, kind of like me, oh and he enjoys belly rubs…. I don’t. On my spare time I like to watch psychological thrills, comedies, take walks with my dog, use my Cricut (for all you crafters out there), and most of all dance. I love to dance to every genre but my specialty is cultural Latin music and 80’s (80’s is my favorite).
I also, absolutely love to travel, but since traveling has been affected by the pandemic, I‘ve resorted to practice tons of mindfulness (my happy traveled memories). As per that adventurous side, I have been on a mission to participate in as many sky related activities (hot air ballooning, zip-lining, skydiving, helicopter riding and parasailing) as possible. I believe that we should do more of the things that bring us joy!
Authenticity is a big one for me, I like to show up for my client’s and sit with their emotional moment with them. My clients would best describe me as a warm, empathetic, genuine, inquisitive person and a person with many metaphors and examples. In my work as much as in my personal life, I tend to ask a lot of questions because questions give us answers…vital answers which may help my client to uncover deeper meanings.
Hello, my name is Sharenne. I look forward to meeting new clients and supporting them with exploring any questions, service needs or resources that are available at MSMW.
I care about people’s wellbeing and as your first point of communication at the company my main interest is making you feel heard, understood, and helping you prepare for your journey to a better you. I’m excited to be part of your path in finding your serenity!
Johana Montes de Oca, LMFT #118488