In this Woman-Run conversation, we’ll visit with Joi McGowan about resilience. Joi is a licensed mental health counselor, speaker and consultant who started her own business during the pandemic. She believes identity, belonging and dignity are key components toward healing. Joi has worked collaboratively with several community organizations in Northwest Arkansas to further her passion in advocating for the social and emotional well-being of BIPOC communities. She also co-hosts the podcast Resilient Black Women, focusing on mental health access for communities of color.
Joi is from the south suburbs of Chicago and a current Northwest Arkansas resident. She has a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She has worked in the mental health field for the last 8 years. She works with couples, adolescents, youth of all ages, and adults. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and domestic violence. She has worked in a domestic violence agency/shelter, school base counseling, college campus counseling center, a grief counseling center, and the private practice setting.
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