I am licensed Clinical Social Worker 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, 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, Fertility 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, 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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW1761
Joel has helped me navigate through a difficult time in my life with knowledge, insight, empathy, humor, and real-world talk! He's a gem, and I'm grateful I found him!
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Joel is great.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I feel heard. He truly has been a big help for me. I appreciate all the support he gives me.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Joel has been amazing. Kind & supportive.
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Joel Brooks is an excellent therapist. In my experience he has been very compassionate, professional, and in my opinion he tries to work at underlying issues to help you heal instead of using therapy as a bandaid. At the time of me writing this, I have been talking with him for just under six months and my quality of life has improved a great deal. If you are lucky enough to stumble across Joel and your journey to finding a therapist, then I strongly urge you to give him a shot. He will more than likely make an extreme positive impact in your life, I know he has in mine.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Joel was very understanding of my concerns and quickly deduced possible causes. I am confident in Joel’s ability to provide care.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd