Dr. JoAnna Romero Cartaya, PHD

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Dr. JoAnna Romero Cartaya, PHD
Dr. Romero Cartaya has a wide range of clinical and educational experiences. These include working with patients experiencing severe and chronic psychological conditions including PTSD, depression, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, with individuals or their caregivers challenged with life-altering medical conditions such as traumatic brain injury or other health-threatening illnesses, and with those who are coping with loss and grief, role and identity changes, and relational conflicts. Dr. Romero Cartaya also has special interest and skill in helping individuals navigate professional and ethical workplace concerns. In addition to her therapeutic skills, she also has advanced training and experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment services in the areas of intelligence, achievement, memory, executive functioning, visual perception, motor coordination, mood, and personality. Throughout her work with clients humanistic approaches are woven throughout as she strives to ensure that clients receive an accepting, respectful, and highly engaging experience. Psychotherapy techniques may also use modalities such as relaxation training, meditation, hypnosis, creative writing, spiritual practices, and other modalities of authentic expression. In her work with children, play therapy approaches are also used within the space of Virtue Medicine's Studio. Examples of psychological approaches include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), which are behaviorally based psychotherapy interventions, which strive to create more powerful therapy experiences by focusing on the here and now to assist one in learning how to authentically and assertively express one's self in relationship with others as well as developing awareness and active engagement of acting on values rather than emotions or unhelpful thought processes. In addition, Cognitive Behavioral Approaches which focus on increasing awareness of cognitions and behaviors to redefine how one approaches concerns to better increase feelings of peace, contentment, and clarity. Given her own history of being raised in a bicultural family, she is passionate about attending to all manner of cultural diversity, and highly values exploring and integrating her patients' cultural experiences and identity into therapeutic work, whether age, developmental and acquired disability, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, national origin and gender. She works with children through adults and welcomes those from all walks of life.

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Dr. Romero Cartaya's Care Philosophy

Dr. Romero Cartaya offers psychological therapy services which are uniquely and holistically created to assist an individual to gain momentum in healing one's spirit, mind, and body. She blends an integrative healing philosophy with humanistic, interpersonal, and behavioral methods to further create a space in therapy for an individual to feel empowered, courageous, and connected both within oneself and with others. Her approach focus on cultivating authentic, caring, and open experiences within therapy to assist clients in improving interpersonal relationships to developing better ability to express themselves and connect more meaningfully within their relationships. She also explores behavioral patterns and cognitions which may limit or prevent an individual from fully living in the here and now and assists clients to deepen connections with their values by fostering awareness, authenticity, and courageous connection with self and others.

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Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinics221 E College St Ste 212
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Dr. Romero Cartaya's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Romero Cartaya has a wide range of clinical and educational experiences. These include working with patients experiencing severe and chronic psychological conditions including PTSD, depression, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, with individuals or their caregivers challenged with life-altering medical conditions such as traumatic brain injury or other health-threatening illnesses, and with those who are coping with loss and grief, role and identity changes, and relational conflicts. Dr. Romero Cartaya also has special interest and skill in helping individuals navigate professional and ethical workplace concerns.

In addition to her therapeutic skills, she also has advanced training and experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment services in the areas of intelligence, achievement, memory, executive functioning, visual perception, motor coordination, mood, and personality. 

Throughout her work with clients humanistic approaches are woven throughout as she strives to ensure that clients receive an accepting, respectful, and highly engaging experience. Psychotherapy techniques may also use modalities such as relaxation training, meditation, hypnosis, creative writing, spiritual practices, and other modalities of authentic expression. In her work with children, play therapy approaches are also used within the space of Virtue Medicine's Studio.

Examples of psychological approaches include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), which are behaviorally based psychotherapy interventions, which strive to create more powerful therapy experiences by focusing on the here and now to assist one in learning how to authentically and assertively express one's self in relationship with others as well as developing awareness and active engagement of acting on values rather than emotions or unhelpful thought processes. In addition, Cognitive Behavioral Approaches which focus on increasing awareness of cognitions and behaviors to redefine how one approaches concerns to better increase feelings of peace, contentment, and clarity.

Given her own history of being raised in a bicultural family, she is passionate about attending to all manner of cultural diversity, and highly values exploring and integrating her patients' cultural experiences and identity into therapeutic work, whether age, developmental and acquired disability, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, national origin and gender. She works with children through adults and welcomes those from all walks of life. 

Dr. Romero Cartaya's Care Philosophy

Dr. Romero Cartaya offers psychological therapy services which are uniquely and holistically created to assist an individual to gain momentum in healing one's spirit, mind, and body. She blends an integrative healing philosophy with humanistic, interpersonal, and behavioral methods to further create a space in therapy for an individual to feel empowered, courageous, and connected both within oneself and with others. Her approach focus on cultivating authentic, caring, and open experiences within therapy to assist clients in improving interpersonal relationships to developing better ability to express themselves and connect more meaningfully within their relationships. She also explores behavioral patterns and cognitions which may limit or prevent an individual from fully living in the here and now and assists clients to deepen connections with their values by fostering awareness, authenticity, and courageous connection with self and others.

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  •  Specializes in Psychology
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 2013

  • Internship Hospital
    Eastwind Healing Center, Iowa City

    Completed in 2012

    University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 2012

  • Residency Hospital
    Center Associates-Post Doctoral Training

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Wisconsin/River Falls

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma

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