Joanna Haymore, MS, OTR/L, CMT, CST-D, has a private practice as an occupational therapist using CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Sensory Integration, and Body-Mind Centering to work with children and adults.

Joanna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1994 and from the School of Body-Mind Centering, founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1989. She became a licensed massage therapist in North Carolina in 2000 and has taught Continuing Education course on Therapeutic Touch. Joanna is on the UI staff as an instructor for Developing and Deepening Your CranioSacral Presence, DDCSP. She leads local groups and teaches Full Body Presence workshops and staffing support for the Healing from the Core curriculum.

"I cherish our human potential to live lovingly with ourselves, other beings, and the planet, and offer long distance healing sessions, teach classes and facilitate individual session to that purpose. 

I am grateful to Thomas Berry, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Suzanne Scurlock, and John Upledger for their wisdom and inspiration. I'm working on a novel about generational trauma,based on my family history. Elizabeth Stout's Olive Kitterage is my gold standard for a succinct and powerful story teller.

My Skills

Sensory Integration training with a focus on working with adults and children with diverse issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD. She was a staff clinician at Developmental Therapy Associates for 7 years. Joanna received an in-house grant to further a CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation practice in DTA's occupational therapy pediatric practice. Currently, Joanna works closely with a holistic psychiatrist to provide clients with a means of addressing a variety of issues including chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and depression with increased inner resources. Teaching skills and self awareness from the Healing from the Core curriculum is an essential part of her work.

Articles & Books Written

Ecozoic Reader:Critical Reflection, Story and Shared Dream Experience of an Ecological Age Vl. 5, No. 1, 2007. Creative editor and author of articles

Professional Associations / Memberships


License Number

NC #1956; NCBMBT #637

3710 KNOLLWOOD DRIVE DURHAM, North Carolina 27712
United States

tel. 9196126686 (day)
tel. 919-612-6686 (evening)


Hours of operation / Fees

 50 minute sessions  $120.00
 70 minute session  $135.00

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. More information

Driving directions

From I-85, Exit Cole Mill Road. Proceed away from Hillsborough Road, 2.1 Miles to Knollwood Drive. Turn Right. Office is at 3710 Knollwood