Joanna Curry-Sartori, MS, LMFT, an innovative leader and creative pioneer in the field of social and emotional learning. For the last 20 years, Joanna has dedicated her career to the well-being of young people and the adults who surround them. Joanna has specialized in integrating mindfulness and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to transform school culture and climate and uplift the whole school community. Joanna presents and consults widely with schools and community organizations.
Now endorsed by the Foundation for Self-Leadership, the non-profit branch of IFS, Joanna is a leader in the global initiative to translate the empowering principles of IFS to the school setting. Joanna is directing the pioneering efforts to implement IFS systemically in three schools in Connecticut, an effort that is being studied by a leading research university. In 2019, she was a keynote speaker for the IFS annual conference. Joanna is a Level 2 IFS trained therapist.
Following many years as a “School Based Community Therapist” with a community agency, Joanna opened her clinical private practice, Self-Leadership Collaborative, LLC, in 2017, where she works with children, teens, families, and individual adults.
Whether she is consulting with superintendents and principals, presenting to parents and teachers, or hands on in classrooms with students, Joanna is passionate about working with people of all ages to discover simple ways to access their innate confidence, courage and compassion, to realize their potential and bring their best into each moment.