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Joel Brooks, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of professional work experience. I have helped my clients to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, & many other life adjustment concerns. I provide an open, safe and confidential environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Everyone has a right to feel and think their emotions without shame and guilt for their distress. Taking the first step to seek counseling is courageous. I am here to support you in that process and provide you the opportunity to find the solutions you are seeking to achieve. Your happiness and contentment is my primary objective in our work together. I would look forward to working with you as your therapist.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, 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, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

FL LCSW SW1761

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joel Brooks. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

By far the best therapist I’ve ever had! I have noticed so many positive changes in my life. I feel like he has given me the tools to be on a path towards a healthier life!

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Joel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Joel is a compassionate listener and excellent therapist. He is not just knowledgable but he truly understands how to help. I have been in some form of therapy here and there for 15 years and he is by far the best therapist I have ever seen. Very grateful to have found Joel on here.

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Joel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great listener and communicator. Always timely and I finally received the proper support that I have desperately been needing.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Joel for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Joel has been extremely helpful so far and I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with him. I’m working through a workbook he gave me and I love the homework he gives. He’s kind and compassionate and responds back to me quickly especially in moments when I’m going through a rough time it’s very much appreciated.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Words cannot express how much I have appreciated this time with Joel, my life is changing. For the first time in a long time.

Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Joel’s empathy and expertise in caring and unlocking trauma and to help a patient see value in themselves is unmatched. He should be cloned

Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue