Joanna Frost

Joanna Frost, MSW, LICSW earned a BA in Religion from Trinity College in Hartford where she held the distinction of being a President’s Fellow. She is a graduate of the Smith College School of Social Work with a one-year post-graduate fellowship at the Boston Institute of Psychotherapy in Brookline, Massachusetts. Joanna has been a full member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) since 2004, and uses their established SOC in the treatment of gender dysphoria. She is also an appointed member of WPATH’s Public Policy, Advocacy and Liaison Committee. Besides her over 20 years experience in gender identity issues, she had received extensive Gender Identity Disorder (GID) training and extensive clinical supervision. Ms. Frost has also presented at numerous conferences and events including: First Event, Fantasia Fair, Massachusetts Chapter of National Association of Social Workers Symposium, and Transgender Health and Law Conference at the University of Connecticut. Further, she supervises therapists wanting to acquire the clinical skills required to care for transgender clients. Ms. Frost has worked with schools, employers and insurance companies regarding transitioning client’s needs and accommodations. As a Gender Specialist she is qualified to make differential diagnosis and assess children, adolescents, and adults’ throughout the gender spectrum. Further, she is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a successful treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A clinical social worker for 16 years, she has been in private practice since 2007. Prior to private practice she worked in a variety of clinical positions including as a clinical social worker in a hospital setting and as the coordinator of a psychiatric day treatment program. Ms. Frost is one of the founding members of the First Event 2016 Professional Training. Joanna can be reached at (413) 594-1122.