I have worked in many different settings with several different populations. I have worked with offenders through DFS and prison/parole operations, substance abuse facilities, mental health, facilities, and co-occurring facilities addressing. I have been through some tough life changes and things have not always gone the way that I have hoped. These experiences have allowed me to grow as a person and a counselor because it has given me some insight to the emotions that clients face on a daily basis, It has allowed me to show more empathy for the client and their situation without them feeling that they are being judged.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues
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Joel knows how to get to the heart of the matter, and he is helping me focus at a time when my world doesn't make sense. He is consistent and kind. I know he is there if I need to talk, and he points me in the right direction for other means of support. Thank you, Joel, it means the world to me.
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
I was very leery of online therapy but so far Joel has done an excellent job and making me feel comfortable and helping. In addition to our weekly session he checks up mid week just to see if everything is going OK.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Joel has been awesome to work with. He listens to me and asks the hard questions that I have been avoiding. Highly recommend Joel.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd
He's very understanding and my experience with him has been great.
Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
I really appreciate that he checks In with me often. I feel like he really understands what I’m saying and most importantly offers much needed perspective!
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Very responsive and understanding
Written on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd