I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 14 years of experience helping people re-ignite their motivation in their life areas and personal and other-relatedness. I have been treating individuals and couples in a variety of capacities. I treat depression, anxiety, OCD, anger issues, trauma issues, and grief, to just name some of them.
My approach to therapy is eclectic drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral approaches, Solution-Focused and Motivational Interviewing skills, and utilizing therapy tachniques and practice assignments that get into the parts of a person that make up the whole. I focus on clients' strengths and awareness while they challenge the assumptions or just places of feeling stuck that limit their potential for fruitful results.
So, what do you want to work on? I invite you to contact me so I can assist you in answering this question and so you can realize a greater potential for your well-being.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #4756-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Joel is very helpful and I have gained a lot of insights into my relationship issues with my mom and learned mechanisms to cope and improve my health
He is so calm and supports my processing. He is not jumping in and offering solutions.
I really appreciated my time with Joel despite our short time together. He really helped me frame my thoughts and feelings, and see my issues in a different light, ie helping me not feel so bad about my negative thoughts. He gave me great insight and things to do in response to my thought patterns
Joel has been a great help. He helped me realize some ways of thinking that I have carried onto for a long time. By identifying those things I have been able to completely change how I feel about myself. Sometimes all you need is one or two very good insights to change your perspectives on specific things. Joel has been very good at narrowing down what that is. He’s also very good at echoing back to me what I’m saying in a way that both shows me he’s listening and clarifying to me what the important parts are of what I’m saying.
Joel has done a great job listening and giving positive feedback on my communication struggles. Thanks Joel!
Very helpful and kind.
Joel has been a great counselor. He listens and gives great advice.
Joel was extremely knowledgeable in the things we spoke about during our session. I am looking forward to returning to BetterHelp soon.
Joel has been very helpful. I was very nervous about starting therapy but he has made it very easy to start the conversation and I’ve always felt ready to schedule the next session right away.
I had a great experience with Joel. He was great at listening to my issues and directing me to the things that I had the influence to make better. He's great at connecting to people and behaviors that make for a healthy mental state.
He’s very good at guiding me to realizing and understanding things on my own while still using his knowledge to discuss coping strategies and how to better myself
I have been impressed and grateful that Joel so quickly zeroes in on my needs and is already helping me shape a long-term solution.
Very understanding and listens to my concerns
Joel is a great listener. He really helped me feel validated with my feelings in a lot of ways and helps me think more critically.
Joel's a good man, he's calm and gives me different perspectives to look at my problems. God bless him.
Knowledgeable friendly and helpful
Knowledgeable. Patient. Understanding. Helpful.
Joel seems very competent. He seems to understand my issues and has solid strategies to reframe them in a more positive way.
Joel is great! A good listener, very responsive to messages and easy to talk to. When I needed help having a difficult conversation with someone in my family, he sent helpful worksheets and offered actionable guidance. Very glad to have worked with him.
In the initial information sharing stage, Betterhelp asks a number of questions to determine why a client is potentially seeking help. Additionally, there is a very large and open 'free form' section where you can explain, in your own words, what you are struggling with. From the moment we had our first video session, it was clear Joel had actually read what I had written in free-form. I've filled out countless initial 'here is the problem' worksheets, but this is the first time I felt my counselor had actually read and considered what I was struggling with and the help I needed.
Joel also came to our first session armed with multiple ideas, worksheets, breathing exercises, things I that would immediately help me out (and they all have, immeasurably). This is the first time I've ever felt like a counselor was listening to me and proactively working to help me, and giving me real, tangible exercises, ideas, thought considerations, just... real-world help. I'd recommend him to anyone, anytime.
Joel is awesome. He helped me a ton with my anger issues and helped to identify my triggers and the physical feelings i have leading up to my explosive anger episodes. He was thoughtful and kind and had great analogies and strategies to help me remember what we talked about. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get their anger in check or to work better with others.
I appreciate that Joel always checked in with me to see how things were going and available if I needed to chat about a few things in between my appointments.
Joel has made this my best therapy experience ever. In the past, I have received in-person therapy and Talkspace therapy but Joel at Better Help puts the rest to shame. Before him I was beginning to doubt the usefulness of therapy but this experience has shown me that I was wrong. Joel is as straightforward as they come; I am not being told what I want to hear, but what I NEED to hear, and it is making all the difference.
Very attentive and gives insightful viewpoints on how I can accomplish my interpersonal connections in my personal life. Excellent at what he does