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!
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
NV LCSW 11139-C
IA LICSW 121424
MO LCSW 2023015564
AZ LCSW LCSW-7957T
OK LCSW 20430
He’s great and I feel like he’s actually trying to help rather than downplaying what I’m going through
Written on Dec 04, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Dr Bates its been instrumental in this process of restoring myself from a traumatic divorce and extended periods of depression.
Written on Nov 25, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks 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
Joseph has been amazing. We have talked about my current feelings and situation a lot. And it’s nice to see him dive in and give a deeper meaning or explanation for why I feel the way I do
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts
Joseph feels like speaking with an older family member that has your best interest in mind
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coaching
I appreciate Mr. Bates different points of views as well as the action-oriented plans/assignments. It gives me a lot to not only think about, but actively work on.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd