“Joan is an exceptionally talented and experienced therapist.  Her background as a nurse gives her a unique depth of insight.  She is steadfast in her commitment to learn new models to best support and guide clients through life’s transitions and challenges.  Her compassion always shines through.”  

Pec Indman EdD, MFT
Author of Beyond the Blues: A Guide to
Understanding and Treating Prenatal
and Postpartum Depression


“I have a very long professional relationship with Joan and have much confidence in knowing that her work with clients is sensitive, clinically sound and thorough.

She is an experienced and competent therapist that maintains the highest professional ethics and standards. I don’t have to think twice when wanting to refer either an individual client or a couple her way.

Joan is also someone that I go to for peer consultation, as I value her opinions, perspectives and insights on providing good care.

One of the things that I most admire about Joan is her ongoing pursuit of education that allows her to stay current and informed about treatment options for clients.

She will continue to be the first person I consider when I want to make a referral.”

Sandra J. Radetsky, BCD, LCSW


“Joan and I have collaborated in the care of patients over a number of years and I would recommend her highly. I find her to be a very knowledgeable, experienced and skilled practitioner.  She is unique in that she has a dual degree and I value what that brings to the care of patients.

Joan is warm and compassionate and at the same time direct. She has made a significant impact in the lives of her patients. I have seen how her work with EMDR has resulted in patient’s abilities to better manage their lives and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

When I am looking for a qualified therapist to refer to, Joan is at the top of my list.”

Maureen Doran, APRN


“As a divorce attorney, I have on many occasions referred clients to Joan Getz-Heller for counseling and guidance as they confront the numerous issues surrounding their marital breakup.  

It is my experience that Joan greatly assists in helping my clients focus on the emotional problems at hand, as well as rebuilding the strength to move forward with their lives.

I consider Joan Getz-Heller a valuable resource in the practice of family law.”

Peter L. Franklin, Attorney


“Joan Getz-Heller, RN, LCSW is a psychotherapist who exemplifies all that is desirable in both a therapist and a person. Joan’s training as both a nurse and a psychotherapist, uniquely qualifies her to be especially diverse and skilled in helping clients with many different issues as well as having an additional awareness of their medical concerns.

Most importantly, Joan's compassion, insight, clear communication, diagnostic abilities, commitment to developing a therapeutic alliance with everyone she is helping, positive/hopeful approach, and sense of humor, are all strengths she provides for all her clients.

As a colleague of Joan's for almost 40 years, there is no other therapist for whom I have as much admiration and respect!”

Mimi Kray, MSW, LCSW


“The decision to make a referral to Joan is always made when I want to be sure the client will get a balanced, calm, experienced clinician who will gently but firmly guide them to their desired outcomes in therapy. She brings competence and compassion to the therapeutic process, engaging and empowering the client in the process of change and healing.”

Ellen Perricone MSW, LSW
Honoring the Journey Therapeutic Services


“I appreciate the help that Joan Getz-Heller has provided to my patients for the past 18 years. They feel safe and supported as they seek to remedy whatever difficulties they're trying to manage in life.  As a gynecologist, I frequently have patients across all age groups who need therapy above and beyond what medications can do.  Joan has fulfilled this role and has always been communicative about her recommendations.  Her experience in her field is priceless. She has helped my patients navigate through perimenopause/menopause, relationship difficulties, puberty and life stressors.  I highly recommend Joan Getz-Heller."

Valerie Imperial, MD, FACOG