Joanna Simundic

Joanna Simundic has been in the helping profession serving various populations for the last 14 years.  She is the sole founder, owner, and psychotherapist at Embracing Change Therapy, a private practice she started in 2013.  Complex trauma and trauma-related dissociation are her passion and calling in life as she supports individuals in healing and achieving post-traumatic growth.  She was trained in early 2016 as one of the Research Therapists for the Phase III Clinical Trials in Vancouver exploring MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy.  Joanna possesses a wide array of national and international experience working with trauma from her work in Medellin, Columbia working with marginalized youth, working with First Nations communities in Northern British Columbia, and also supporting the homeless population in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Toronto, Ontario.  Her latest passion has been supporting the Yawawana tribe in the village of Mutum, in the Acre region of Brazil.  She has visited the tribe on two occasions in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in July 2019 for a special all women’s retreat and in January 2020 for a spiritual gathering.  She continues to develop personal relationships with the tribe in collaborating on sustainable living projects through various fundraising efforts through Amazonia 911.  She has participated in 4 fundraisers since her first visit to the jungle in July 2019.   Her other passion is her devotion to spirituality and personal transformation as well as being out in nature, hiking and exploring the beauty of Vancover, Canada.