Joann Lundberg, LPC

Joann Lundberg, LPC

  • Call Joann: 503.964.6991
  • Hours: Wed-Sat, 9:00am-5:00pm

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist”
– Eileen Miller

  • Ages2.5 years – adolescence
    College age youth and adults
  • ServicesIndividual (child and adult)
    Family and group therapy
  • SpecialtiesArt therapy
    Behavior concerns
    Family relationships and conflict
    Trauma and abuse
    Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
    Therapy in Spanish

Quick Questions

What is your training?

I hold a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College. Major coursework focused on Art-based Assessment Techniques, Art Therapy Across the Life Span, Group Dynamics, and Multicultural Art Therapy. Postgraduate training includes Level One and Level Two training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and attachment disorders. I am experienced in the areas of relationships, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma and abuse. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Oregon Board, I engage in a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education every two years. I am a bilingual clinician (English & Spanish) and have worked extensively with Latinos.


What is your experience with kids and teens?

My experience with kids spans my entire career. I’ve taught swim lessons and coached a youth swim team, taught art to children for a non-profit in Cusco, Peru, worked at residential treatment center with kids in crisis, and facilitated workshops in the Artists in Healthcare program at Randall Children’s Hospital. In my work as a clinician, I regard leading therapeutic art workshops for adolescents and young adults in the early stages of psychosis for the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) and working in community mental health as seminal experiences. I also enjoy spending time with my godson.


What services do you offer?

I offer a range of services to meet clients’ needs. They include:

  • Individual therapy for kids, adolescents and adults.
  • Art Therapy – Tapping into your own creative ability to solve problems. No art experience or talent is necessary to experience benefits from art therapy.
  • Family therapy – Sessions are customized to your family’s needs and can include parents only, child and parent, siblings, or the entire family.
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – An intervention for children ages 2-6 years with behavioral concerns.
  • EMDR – An intervention that uses eye movements or other forms of gentle, rhythmic stimulation to process the painful effects of past trauma.
  • Group therapy – I offer art therapy groups for kids to address emotional regulation and social skills. Groups are typically 45 minutes in length.
  • Phone consultations and coordination with other care providers.
  • Participation in treatment or educational planning meetings.


What can I expect if I come to see you?

During our first appointment you can expect that I will ask many questions to gain a better understanding about what brought you to therapy and how I can best support you. I will actively listen and provide a supportive space for you to make changes and take risks.


What ages do you work with?

I welcome all ages! In my work with children 10 years and under, it is my belief that counseling is most effective when family members are involved. I will work with your family to clarify what your goals are and to determine what therapy configuration will be most conducive to change. Although I specialize in working with young children and their families, I also enjoy working with adults. As a bilingual clinician, I welcome the opportunity to work with clients whose preference is to speak in Spanish.


What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy provides an alternative way to communicate things that are difficult to to put into words and fosters creative problem solving and flexibility. The creative and art making process can provide insight, improve self-awareness, build self-confidence, cultivate problem-solving skills and provide a meaningful and transcendent experience that can improve mood and reduce distress.
The type of artwork done or reviewed in an art therapy session is tailored to each individual’s strengths, interests and therapy goals. The art therapist does not judge or analyze the artwork but rather helps each individual find personal meaning in their own expressions. Art materials can include painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, photography, writing, poetry, sewing, mixed media and more. As needed, the art therapist will support you in choosing materials and learning what you need to know to use them.

Art Therapy Offers Opportunity to:

  • Build self-esteem and reduce feelings of not being “good enough”
  • Develop coping skills for managing anxiety and depression
  • Process and integrate traumatic experiences
  • Process and explore transitions
  • Explore future goals
  • Discover and define your sense of self
  • Develop confidence and a sense of mastery
  • Foster a sense of play, experimentation and exploration
  • Expand your comfort zone and develop a more expansive sense of self
  • Explore difficult feelings and emotions symbolically in a non-confrontational way
  • Work with metaphor and symbolic language, which can offer some distance and be less threatening than directly speaking about a particular issue
  • Have an experience that inherently lowers anxiety and relieves stress
  • Have fun!

You might benefit from Art Therapy if:

  • You have felt stuck in traditional talk therapy
  • You’ve had an overwhelming experience that you can’t process with words
  • You are open to an alternative approach to therapy
  • You’d prefer to express yourself non-verbally
  • Art has always been a natural way of expression for you OR you’ve never done art before