I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, LGBTQ+, crisis intervention, and addiction. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client-centered and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Sexuality , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #0015971 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Other #EL05950 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Joel is a warm, friendly counsellor who is very receptive to any and all topic of conversation, and makes me feel completely at ease during our sessions. His unassuming and open-minded manner helps a great deal in adjusting to online therapy.
Very understanding, patient. I feel respected and heard when I have my sessions with him
I really like working with Joel. I feel like it's easy to talk to him and his feedback is really helpful. He's very knowledgable and insightful.
Joel has been great from the start! Very patient and asks great questions.
Thanks for being a great counselor, Joel!
I have been working with Joel for months now and the amount of change I see in myself is amazing. Things that used to break me no longer phase me. I am continuing to work on healing and he is with me every step of the way, but gives me the push to explore on my own when needed. I honestly don't know what I would have done without him.
Easy to talk to!
Joel is kind, empathetic and approachable. Through our discussions, I learned a lot about myself and how to be more aware of my thoughts, challenging them when necessary, without judging myself. It was really great to work with him.
Joel's approach to his sessions are understanding, empathetic and logical. He understands which areas of conversation to delve a little deeper into and offers thought provoking questions that allow you to further understand topics for yourself with his guidance.
Joel’s helped me a lot in the past couple of months since I started therapy with him. Speaking with him has been easy and comfortable, I’ve been able to overcome major mental and emotional obstacles with his guidance. His help has been a key element in me getting out of a dark place and starting to resume a normal life. He sees past the rambling and into the core. I would highly recommend Joel to anyone who feels stuck in a bad place - emotionally, mentally etc.
Joel is a great fit for me. I appreciate how he has listened to my problems and understands where I am coming from. I feel he is going a great job at helping me. I have already recommended BetterHelp and Joel to a friend of mine.
Beneficial so far. Understanding, and helpful. I really look forward to my sessions and I’m thankful for his schedule flexibility. 10/10
Joel is very down to earth and has a great background from addiction, to trauma. I've had a great experience with him, and would highly recommend him for support!