JoAnne Riegert, PhD, LPCC

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Waubun, Minnesota, United States joanne.riegert@gmail.com

Dr. JoAnne Riegert is a member of the CMBM Faculty and Supervision Team. Certified in Mind-Body Medicine, Dr. Riegert shares the wisdom of her Ojibwe ancestors and perspectives of Native American communities with CMBM. She is Ojibwe of the Crane Clan from the White Earth Indian Reservation, and her spirit name is Lead White Cloud Woman. She facilitates Mind-Body Skills Groups both online and in-person on several first nations reservations in Northwest Minnesota.

Dr. Riegert is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She educates and trains new clinicians, following the principles of the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabe. She is professionally trained in indigenous trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, indigenous restorative justice circle processes, suicide prevention and intervention, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, grief and loss, and men’s domestic violence re-education. Dr. Riegert is also adjunct faculty at North Dakota State University.

Dr. Riegert received her PhD from North Dakota State University, where she wrote her dissertation on the impact of a Mind-Body Skills Group in a rural community.  In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson. She enjoys participating in cultural activities, gardening, canning, and home improvement projects.

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