Joseph Barnes, LMSW
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan with over 20 years of experience working as both a school social worker and clinical social worker. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting, ADHD and with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
My counseling style is sincere and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and strength-based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek 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!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, 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
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801086246
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I’m a talkative person and Joes a great listener. He give me a little input and watch’s me go with it.
Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Joseph has been an awesome therapist so far after only 2 sessions. He is clearly intelligent and listens and takes notes. He actually cares about what you’re experiencing and after many bad therapy experiences it’s been a relief to find someone who makes me feel less anxious and more stable after each session.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Though I’ve only just begun my journey, I find Joseph to be consistent in keeping in touch with me and making himself available if needed. He’s kind and clear when communicating with me by text or video.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Great guy, easy to talk to. Very relatable and offers constructive solutions. So glad to be working with him!
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem
Joseph is a wonder social worker/therapist! He is easy to talk to, never made me feel judged and is very responsive and actively listens. Highly recommend
Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Joseph is a great listener and encourager, speaking with him has already had a positive impact on my life after just a few sessions.
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue