Joan Walmsley, LCSW

Psychotherapy •  Female
  
Joan Walmsley
Accepting new patients

Big Bear Lake

43040 Sunset Dr # 100 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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(714) 809-9944

Joan Walmsley, LCSW is a Psychotherapist in Big Bear Lake, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Universityn Of Chicago School Of Social Service Administration medical school in 1982. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Joan Walmsley to book an appointment.


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Joan Walmsley's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues

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Joan has been such a blessing in my life for the last 1.5 years. I respond best to people who are equal parts honest and kind. For me, she is perfect balance with her personable and funny personality, all while being very direct and pushing me to grow. She has supported me through all kinds of life challenges and I would recommend her to anyone who is ready to accept support with a specific issue, or just life's regular ups and downs.
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Emily C. – Oct 02, 2020
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My husband and I have been seeing Joan on and off for about five years. Joan is compassionate, she listens well, and most importantly she gives incredible advice.She is incredibly experienced and has a knack for getting to know people on a personal level. She is sincere and a wealth of knowledge. We sincerely appreciate everything she has done for us.
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Irvine Local – Oct 01, 2020
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Joan is an incredibly dedicated therapist who is solutions-oriented and goal-oriented. She provides objective and honest feedback to directly improve your personal situation. She worked with my mom who struggles with anxiety and depression. My mom worked with various psychiatrists and therapists since the late 1980s. As an adult I wanted to reach out to someone who could not only help my mom but who could guide me as a child of a person with mental illness. Joan was the first therapist to provide my mom and our family with the strength to overcome mental health obstacles. She is dedicated to our family, at least that's exactly how it feels. She has helped in transforming our family dynamic so that we can enjoy other aspects of our lives and relationships. She also provides incredibly valuable insight on work-life balance and stress management. I highly recommend her.
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Oct 01, 2020
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For many years now Joan has helped me to understand my thoughts and actions. I do not know where I would be in my life without her. She is a truly exceptional listener and gives the right amount of feedback and reflection. Her questions are fantastic; she knows how to get to the heart of the matter and help you with your worries and problems. I can't say enough great things about her. Thank you, Joan!
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Sep 30, 2020
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I saw Joan for a few months and I’m still undoing a lot of the damage her “therapy” had on me. She’s constantly doing house work (because she works out of her home) and doesn’t make up for it in timing even though your paying her to listen to you. She’s not able to connect with people that are at a lower SES than her-not everyone is upper class and not everyone wants to be because it’s super disconnected. She doesn’t have a good memory so you end up repeating things multiple times which is not validating at all - part of her job is to actively listen and not text people or work on their computers. So as someone that grew up ignored and unappreciated by my own mother and constantly told about how “if I lost weight” someone would like me or life would be good enough. These things were more detrimental for my health than not seeing a therapist at all would have been. I literally felt more depressed after. So if you don’t connect with her style trust yourself and find someone better.
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Dec 28, 2019
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Joan was the worst help I could get. She was unprofessional, forgot about appointments, tried to charge me for appointments we never set. But that is not the worst, she asked 3 times in a row how my Dad had passed away, she asked me why I was so concern about my Mom dying from Alzheimer's (She did not know how the Alzheimer's kills you). I am Hispanic, and she instantaneously assumed I was Mexican -nothing against Mexicans, but it gets to show the lack of professionalism this so-called professional has. I saw her over a year ago, and I cannot still recover from how much she hurt me - opening up about your pain is hard and she deceived all my trust. I am going to report her.
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Nov 18, 2019
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She is excellent..and has very high expectations for change.. she gives great feedback, is direc which helps you get through therapy quickly.. really invested in her patients making change!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leticia Said in CA – Aug 04, 2018
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love her... has saved my marriage!
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Irvine, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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Joan is very caring and compassionate. She is very direct and goal oriented and solution focus. Both my wife and I very much like her as our couples therapist.
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Irvine, CA – Jan 08, 2016
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Very pleasant and warm
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Jan 06, 2016
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intellectual, and very compassionate.
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ronaldL in Laguna Beach, CA – Jan 05, 2016
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Joan is one of the best therapists I have ever had. She truly cares about her patients and their overall well being. I have been to several therapists over the years and was hesitant to go back again because I felt all therapists are the same and don't truly care about their patients. Since I have been seeing Joan, I feel my confidence has increased and I am able to cope with situations much better. I would highly recommend Joan Walmsley as a therapist!
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aschmutzler in Orange, CA – Jan 05, 2016
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Love her. Been seeing her off and on since I was 16. She was great with me as a teenager and is even more helpful to me as an adult.
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New York, NY – Jan 04, 2016
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Awesome, very helpful to my wife and mr.saved marriage. Really understands differences between men and women.
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New York, NY – Jan 04, 2016
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She is a wonderful listener. Very active and involved.. Solution focused. Really understands the issues, sets als and helps clients achieve them.
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Joan Walmsley, LCSW is a Psychotherapist in Big Bear Lake, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Universityn...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work

Education

1982
Universityn Of Chicago School Of Social Service Administration
Medical School
1980
Lake Forest College
Undergraduate School
Certified Addictions Counselor

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Big Bear Lake43040 Sunset Dr # 100 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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