Johneen Manno, MA, LPC

Practicum Coordinator and Staff Psychotherapist

Biography: 

Currently, I’m a bicyclist who loves to bike with the ocean in view, and with good music playing in my ears. Humboldt County has some of my favorite bike trails. Past activities in which I have engaged and enjoyed were long-distance running (I’ve done a marathon); multi-faceted sports (I’ve done a sprint triathlon), and speed skating (on wood, not ice). It’s not a surprise that I love to watch sports. I also enjoy spending time with family and laughing (as much as possible). 

Areas of Interest: 

I find that counseling others is an honor. It is a privilege to be invited into a person’s life to walk with them on a journey. Journeys I have walked on with others have included end of life when I worked at a hospice; grief when I co-facilitated the Grief & Loss Group at HSU CAPS and when I worked for a non-profit that provided free grief counseling to children, teens, and adults who lost a loved one from violent death or suicide; and life transitions when I worked in private practice with sexual offenders leaving prison. My theoretical framework is existential counseling, which means I tend to focus on the human condition as it grapples with the anxieties that life presents. Interventions that I may use in counseling are based on a here-and-now approach, which looks briefly at the roots of an issue, and then teaches skills to use today to manage the issues. Skills I teach are grounded in therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Liaison to: Psychology Dept
Licensure: 
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC)
Degrees: 
MA, Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College; and MA, Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Marylhurst University
MA, Interdisciplinary Human Sciences, Marylhurst University
BA, Communications, CSU Fullerton
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

I especially like the books Lessons of Loss: A Guide To Coping by Robert A. Neimeyer and All Our Losses, All Our Griefs: Resources for Pastoral Care by Kenneth R. Mitchell and Herbert Anderson. For inspiration, I like the poem “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. 

Johneen  Manno, MA, LPC
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