I am a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC) in both Alaska and Colorado, and I hold a current Master Addiction Counselor national certification (MAC.) I have many years of mental health, emotional health, and addictive behavior counseling experience. I work with clients who struggle with a wide range of concerns that include depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse/addictive behaviors, lifespan developmental issues, and PTSD stemming from various traumatic life experiences.
My counseling style is gentle, non-confrontive, honest and non-directive, while assisting clients to develop a path to initiate positive change in their lives. The goal is to assist clients to reach their highest desired personal and professional potential.
I ensure each client has a comprehensive honest and thorough assessment, followed by a relevant and realistic goal-centered treatment plan jointly developed by both client and me. The treatment plan is treated as a fluid document that can be reassessed and goals changed if needed to bring about the desired outcome. A thorough and openly honest assessment expedites the treatment process so progress towards working through personal issues/struggles can be seen as attainable and achievable. My personal and professional goal has always been to never chastise or talk down to anyone. Please know that I will challenge irrational thoughts and inconsistencies (in a non-confrontational, noncondemning manner) if they appear to be blocking progress towards the client’s desired treatment outcome.
My therapeutic model incorporates various therapy techniques and skill-building approaches. These approaches include motivational interviewing, active listening, cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and rational-emotive therapy. All is assimilated into the treatment plan to help facilitate self-awareness, motivation to change, and self-empowerment to make the identified changes.
I believe life is all about moving forward and reaching our personal and professional potential. Everyone finds themselves “stuck,” at various times along life’s journey, and not able to figure out how to get back up and start moving forward again. That is what the goal of therapy is.
If this approach towards therapy appears to be a good match for you, please let me know.
Joe M. Bray MA, MS, LPC, MAC
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 139272
CO LPC 0015712
An excellent therapist who I have turned to time and time again over the last few years with support over a range of life issues. Joe really listens without judgment and gently guides you to build the best tools to help you manage the situation. He also skillfully helps me to reframe the challenge so that I am able to take back whatever control I do have of my situation. I leave every session feeling less overwhelmed and better able to influence outcomes. Thank you so much Joe.
Written on Sep 10, 2023 after therapy with Joe for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Joe is a phenomenal therapist and even a better person! I was extremely nervous about meeting with a therapist but knew I got to a point in my life where it was necessary. He was amazing, compassionate, provided me with the tools and information to help me improve my life. I will forever be grateful for meeting Joe. His presence, words, and kindness have forever impacted and improved my quality of life!!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Joe for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I really enjoy working with Joe. He's been a great help getting through some tough issues...
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Joe for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Joe is a very thoughtful and kind therapist. I feel like he really listens to what I am saying.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues
He has been a really good fit for me.
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Joe Bray is an amazing therapist one of the best ones I've seen so far, i hardly recommend this therapists with great experience and extremely understanding and a great listener highly recommended to anyone who needs mental help
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue