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Joel Brooks, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with 40 years of professional work experience. I have helped my clients to overcome stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, & many other life adjustment concerns. I create an open, safe and confidential environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seek counseling takes courage. 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.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, 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, Forgiveness, 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, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Joel is calm, kind, empathetic and wise. I appreciate his insights.

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I can't recommend Joel Brooks enough, I don't really have words to say it but this man showed me exactly what I needed.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

A pleasure to talk to.
He makes it very easy to be open and talk about problems you may be facing. During our sessions, I was given a new perspective that made dealing with what I was going through a breeze.
Overall, he made therapy worth it.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

This therapist is the best therapist I have ever had. He listens, cares, is respectful, and offers great suggestions. He lets you message him in-between sessions, if needed. I like how he assigns “homework assignments”. He is amazing.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

First session took place and Joel is absolutely amazing. He told me things I needed to hear and made me feel so comfortable. I feel positive after my first session

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have had several in-person therapists and video-chat only therapists. I have only met one who I felt really made the most of my time, however after meeting Joel, I feel like I have finally found the right fit. Joel can take word vomit and make sense of what my key issues are, remembers fine details, and is exceptionally good at providing actionable feedback. I am so impressed with how he balances compassion and being assertive enough to interject with the right questions to ensure he understands the challenges I’m facing. Overall, I am so pleased with having Joel as my therapist. I am so glad I decided to also try a male therapist and feel I’ve landed on a gold mine!

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties