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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.

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

Joel is kind and attentive. I have never been one to be vulnerable and express my feelings, let alone accept that I have some trauma that I need to deal with. He helps me explore my feelings in a way that isn’t traumatizing and helps me get through it. Highly recommend.

Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’m in awe of Joel’s compassion, intelligence, and manner of caring for me and my challenges. He’s a brilliant therapist and I’m endlessly thankful for him and his support. He’s never failed to make me feel supported and cared for throughout my experiences processing and healing in the scope of my traumas. He’s simply wonderful.

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Joel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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