MISSION STATEMENT: My goal is to follow your lead in meeting your needs using an individualized, supportive, problem solving approach in our work together which can lead to lasting changes and healing.

BELIEF: I believe one of our basic needs as human beings is to connect with others in meaningful ways. When our relationships with ourselves and others are not working, when we are having problems with how we are being in the world, with how we are dealing with people, places and things, when we are in discomfort or pain, it is helpful to slow down, get a different perspective, heal wounds, and do some personal growth work. Counseling, coaching, and therapy allows us to heal what is keeping us stuck and generate creative solutions so we can meet our needs and live more effectively. Healing takes place when we understand and accept what has stood in our way, and we come up with new options we can use.

VISION: Joanne Baum brings a variety of clinical skills to each session from her 36+ years of private practice. We can focus on the present looking for solutions that work, and explore the past as needed to gain understanding. We work together on changing current situations, gaining skills and insights, and healing old wounds,  so you can respond from a position of thoughtful strength rather than emotional reactivity. Dr. Baum helps you generate new choices that comfortably meet your needs.


Substance Abuse/Addiction

  • Is it really a problem, how is it affecting me/us, and what do we do?
  • Assessments/Evaluations
  • Interventions
  • Treatment – Individuals and Couples
  • Individualized Continuing Care
  • Co-Dependency
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
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Trauma Work

  • Resolving Big T Trauma and Little t trauma
  • Being all you want to be in life without being triggered by “old stuff”
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 Divorce and Post Divorce Challenges

  • The Next Stage in Your Family’s Life
  • Moving From One Home Into Two Loving Homes
  • Divorce Coaching
  • Parenting Plans
  • Co-Parenting – what is it and how do I/we do it?
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Marriage Counseling/Couples Counseling

  • When you are wishing things were different in your relationship and you’re not sure how to get there.
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Respectful Parenting

  • Joanne has developed her own theories and strategies for respectfully parenting your children, helping them to develop in healthy ways emotionally, socially and cognitively
  • Individualized Parent Coaching
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The Sandwich Generation

  • Caught between your children’s needs and your parents needs?
  • Feeling like you do not have enough time, emotions, or resources to deal well with everyone?
  • Needing help setting healthy boundaries
  • Re—finding yourself amidst conflicting responsibilities
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  • Traditional Talk Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Comprehensive Resource Model
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Role Playing/Psychodrama
  • Empty Chair work

Joanne has a PhD in Social Welfare and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Level III Certified Addictions Counselor in Colorado and a LCSW in Indiana. Fees: Dr. Joanne Baum likes to receive $180 for a session.  She has an office in Bloomington, IN and works using HIPAA compliant Telemental Health throughout Colorado and Indiana. Given today’s economy Dr. Baum recognizes this may not be financially feasible and if necessary we can talk about a reduced fee.

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