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Joseph Bates, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a license clinical social worker with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anger management, substance use, domestic violence, depression, and interpersonal issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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 change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

NV LCSW 11139-C

OK LCSW 20430

IA LICSW 121424

MO LCSW 2023015564

AZ LCSW LCSW-7957T

Reviews

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He’s the best

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Mr. Bates opened up my eyes to help me understand my relationships and views outside of my closed mind.

Written on May 22, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I've had an awesome first time experience thus far. I didn't think therapy was for me but it truly helps. Thank you

Written on May 18, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Joseph is patient and kind. Apply's your experiences with different metrologies allowing you to understand better what you are going through. He checks in which I appreciate it. Makes me feel cared for.

Written on Apr 24, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigu

Excellent therapist

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I feel very comfortable talking to Dr Bates, helping me understand and process feelings and emotions that otherwise I would just act on or bottle up, leaving them unresolved.

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Joseph for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and ad