St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819


Community Counseling Center

Dr. Joanne MacPherson

Director of The Community Counseling Center

Phone: 407.876.8237

Dr. Joanne MacPherson, Director of the Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s, founded the counseling center in 2000 because she believes that counseling should be easily accessible to the St. Luke’s congregation and the surrounding community. She works with clients with depression, anxiety, trauma and self-esteem. Her certifications are in the areas of addiction, domestic violence, and hypnosis. Working with a variety of people —individuals, couples, parents, and families –Dr. MacPherson utilizes a range of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness. Dr. Joanne MacPherson, a licensed therapist since 1992, has experience in a residential treatment center and in private practice as well as the Community Counseling Center.

Joanne brings warmth and insight to her therapy, allowing each person to be who they are and assisting them to realize their personal goals. She describes her counseling as working with normal people to assist them to transition through the normal problems of life. She believes that life is a constant process of self-awareness and people need tools to continue growing and creating their personal happiness. Dr. MacPherson welcomes each person where they are on their life journey to wholeness and supports them in achieving their goals.


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