Joan Brackmann

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant

I've been in private practice in the City of St. Louis for the past 17 years. My practice has evolved over time working with eating disordered clients, people recovering from addictions, childhood trauma, grief, loss, depression, anxiety. I work with adults in individual or couples sessions. Achieving certification as an Imago Relationship therapist has increased my ability to guide couples from reactivity to connection. I am currently in my first year of training in the Somatic Experiencing Certification process and am utilizing the SE skills to enable a deeper level of healing for my clients. My training has included psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, Imago Relationship work. I embrace both the 12-step program approach to recovery as well as the harm reduction approach, recognizing that there is no "one size fits all" solution. I am excited to continue to develop skills that will strengthen my ability to assist my clients in healing from whatever their traumas have been.


  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist