I am a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience and licensed in multiple states. I am also a U.S. Army veteran. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NC LCSW C010890
FL LCSW SW17378
Only 2 sessions and I've received tremendous advice and help. Joey is an outstanding listener and seems to immediately pick up on some trends he sees in my behavior and offers some ideas to work on these trends. I look forward to many sessions in the future.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Jose for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
I’m just beginning my journey with Jose but he has been extremely kind and made me feel safe in sharing my feelings and thoughts.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Jose for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Jose has been a pleasure to work with through ideas and thoughts with. Allowing for space to put thought to words with patients and understanding. He exercises the practice of investigating the core reasons for thought with a gentle touch. Allowing me to find my way with a bit of guidance that makes me feel cared for.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Jose for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Clients such as myself, requiring help at crucial times in their lives, being more likely to delay seeking assistance from a therapist need a therpist with good listening skills. But more importantly, the talent to fill in a lot of blanks based off of short interactions. Jose has been off to a good start. He quickly gained dynamic perspective, giving him the ability to narrow in on what was was important to making a difference in my present life.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Jose for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Joey Velasquez is the first person I could speak with 100% free. I was afraid to talk to others about my problems and as a result I became a person with anxiety and fully stress. The first day when I start to talk I wasn’t sure whether I should actually talk to him openly. However, after first halfway of the session I was fully comfortable to talk and vent my problems and release my stress. I was suffering from lack of sleep and major anxiety. With Joey’s strategies and discussion I could overcome up to the some point. After couple of session I was totally free to talk and I always wanted a good listener. He helped me to change my attitude and fear to do things. I reckon he is the only one person I could talk being myself.
He is professional, calm and very flexible person. I can recommend to anyone. I wish very good luck for his work that he could help so many people like me. I’m really great full to him to help me on my mental health that is crucial for me. I’m lucky that I select this app in the right time and I got the perfect person to get the support.
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Jose for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes