Joanne Comstock, PhD

I have been in practice at the Pastoral Counseling Center/Imago Center since 2004. I have also been an affiliate professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University of Maryland, and I am a current adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. I work with all people and all faiths. It is especially important to me for a person to feel empathy, compassion, safety and be treated as a whole person in our work together. I believe therapy is growth.

Relationships, Family, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief



I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help people with depression and anxiety. It is notably an evidence-based therapy treatment for anxiety and depression. I am also trained in psychodynamic theory as well as family systems.

I have training in EMDR, traumatic reduction therapy, somatic experiencing and other treatments for trauma. I have worked with childhood trauma, incest survivors and domestic violence.

I have training in Imago Relationship Therapy and family systems and incorporate elements of Gottman’s research in my approach to working with couples. My goal is to connect, increase intimacy, improve communication, and give appropriate ways to work through and resolve conflicts. I have a background in child development and want to be helpful to parents as well.

  • M.Ed. University of Virginia
  • MTS Wesley Theological Seminary
  • MS /PhD Loyola University of MD
  • Affiliate professor Loyola University
  • Adjunct professor Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Licensed as psychotherapist and Supervisor

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