Dr. Joanne Ito, Ph.D.

Senior Psychologist

Office Location:Anderson University Center - Room Suite 300

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1986
  • Bachelor, Elected Studies, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, 1977


I have been a Licensed Psychologist in Washington since 1989.  Prior to joining the staff at the PLU Counseling Center, I worked at Counseling and Career Services, UC Santa Barbara and at Western State Hospital in Lakewood.  My training emphasized cognitive-behavioral approaches to care, and working with individuals with trauma histories is a more recent interest.  My view is “The students are the best part of my job.”  College is a time of great growth and change, and it’s a humble honor when I can be part of a students’ journey.