Jonna has a versatile educational background. In addition to the degree and qualification-oriented programs, her studies include the methods of sensorimotor psychotherapy, graduate studies in crisis intervention and specialization in substance abuse and violence prevention work. She has also taken minor studies and trainings regarding severe traumatization, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, paramedicine and disaster contingency planning. Jonna’ s professional experience derives from different working environments of both somatic medicine and psychiatry, mostly at Oulu University Hospital. Since 2015, Jonna has been working as a full-time entrepreneur. Among psychotherapy services, the business provides training, consulting and supervision opportunities.
In addition to clinical psychotherapy, Jonna is interested in research and development in the field. Current service systems are not addressing the need for a safe, recovery-oriented treatment of trauma and dissociation in a sufficient manner. The issue of (re)traumatization induced by a care worker within a healthcare system should become a larger topic of discussion, and trauma informed disposition should be a part of the everyday practice of all social work and healthcare professionals.