Jo Werther graduated from Colby College with Distinction in the Major of Philosophy and earned her master's degree from the University of New England School of Social Work. She has practiced clinical social work within inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, student counseling centers, hospice care, and private practice.
One of the first clinicians intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Maine, Jo has served as DBT consultant, trainer, and clinical supervisor for DBT programs and clinicians.
Jo specializes in a mindfulness-based approach to helping clients optimize their emotional functioning so they feel better in mind, body, and spirit. The better a person feels, the better able they are to confidently address and resolve stress. The less stress they feel, the more clarity, motivation, and energy they have to make desired changes in their life.
Jo also provides mindfulness-based Executive Function Coaching to clients wanting to improve their ability to focus, plan, prioritize, and increase their productivity (academic, professional, personal).
With nearly three decades of experience in thoughtful conversation, Jo has a gift for connecting with others and putting them at ease. She works collaboratively with clients to help them clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and co-create their path forward with compassion, optimism, and warmth. With Jo's support and guidance, clients learn to implement simple skills and practices to help them master whatever challenges come their way.
Jo's recipe for restoring and maintaining emotional well-being in her own life includes making music, skiing, kayaking, dancing, and chatting with good friends around cozy campfires.