Joseph Beck

(LCSW)

About Me

Change is a process that will inevitably occur in our lives. Creating meaningful change is achieved when we understand where we are and where we want to end up. My experience in assessment will assist us in developing a clear plan to achieve your goals.
I have been a practicing Social Worker for 25 years and providing therapy for 19 years. I have developed expertise rooted in a Cognitive Behavioral approach. I combined that with my personal value of selfless commitment to serve others. I know building trusting relationships is key to assisting people achieve their goals and desires through therapy.
I am trained in Motivational Interviewing to discover the courage to make change. I have additional training to address individual and family issues associated with Trauma, Violence, Mental Health Disorders, Chronic Health issues, and work-related stress, specifically for individual in the public service field. I have unique experience working with foster, adoptive, and natural parents involved with the child protection system in Missouri. This experience combined with training equip me to address issues with grief and loss, abandonment, attachment and bonding.
I am a Father and Husband, that hails from a large family of origin. I understand the unique life challenges of balancing family, work, and personal achievement. Schedule an appointment today and we will get you started on your path forward. I look forward to humbly serving you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2003029286 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Joe is an amazing counselor! I had many many great sessions with him! He is a great listener, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Taught me a lot of techniques how to deal with emotional distress, and gave me many great perspectives to approach my problems when I was stuck in my own head and ideas.

Written by T.R. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent listener and quick rapport builder with a broad range of approaches and methods. Has been so helpful to me.

Written by C.H. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Joseph is such a kind hearted person who has helped me through my past and present issues. He has helped me learn strategies to calm the situation, which has helped with my stress and anxiety.

100% would recommend Joseph if you have experienced past trauma or workplace stress.

Written by M.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Joe is a very professional and experienced councillor. He has remarkable insight and wisdom and tremendous empathy. I highly recommend him.

Written by M.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months

I loved working with Joe. From the first session I felt like he totally understood where my issues were coming from and just talking about them made me realize how to fix them. Giving lots of food for thought helped a lot too. I can only recommend working with him.

Written by J.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Joe is an amazing therapist. He is very easy to talk to and helps me navigate traumatic and negative experiences in a safe and accepting environment. He is always positive and has a world of experience. I would especially recommend him to members of the LGBTQI+ community.

Written by T.O. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 4 months on issues concerning anger management

I genuinely cannot stress enough how great Joe has been for me over the past few months of therapy. He is such a lovely guy who is incredibly caring, knowledgable and friendly. He has completely transformed my mindset on many of my issues and he has made me realise the power that I have as an individual to make positive changes in my own life by simply altering how I think about people and events.

When I first came to therapy I was a bit hesitant and it wasn't easy for me to open up about my personal life, but after the first two sessions with Joe he had already made me feel comfortable and, most importantly, I could tell that he really cared. I guarantee that if you start therapy with Joe you will be shocked by how much information (even the smallest details) that he can remember from the things you tell him. From my friends names, to my friends of friends names, to my favourite pizza and the name of my brothers and sisters - Joe could remember it all, just after a couple of conversations. This really highlighted to me just how much Joe genuinely cares about his patients as individuals. As a result it wasn't long before I started to foster a friendly relationship with Joe, and at this point (at the end of my therapeutic journey) I would definitely describe Joe as just that - a friend.

So, if you want a therapist who is incredibly friendly, approachable and caring, Joe is the man for you. Also, I genuinely don't think I have ever met a person who is so knowledgable in so many different fields - honestly, Joe is like a walking fact machine and at times it felt like I was being taught by a lecturer in a class! Joe has so much practical experience in social work and therapy that he could give me great advice and guidance even on some of the 'atypical' and more complex aspects of my life, and would always have resources and documents handy to send me if I asked for some.

I truly cannot recommend Joe enough (and I really mean that), and I wish that therapy was free just so I could have a friendly chat with Joe each week. I will always remember our Friday pizza sessions very fondly. Thank you so much for everything Joe.

Written by E.D. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 4 months

Joe is a caring conscientious person who is a good listener. He provides support when needed and is there to help you work through situations or reflect on life's situations. I am glad to know Joe and appreciate his kind responses and sincere comments to my journal entries.

Written by A.D. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jo is being very helpful

Written by E.M. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Joe is really helping me on my journey - he’s very balanced and neutral and I am in control, he doesn’t force his ideas or suggestions onto me - he listens and guides my own thoughts by asking the right questions at the right time. I thoroughly recommend him, he’s has a great talent for compassion and care, whilst being firm enough to ensure I keep moving forward on my journey

Written by D.E. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was unsure about online therapy but took a chance and I'm so glad I did! Joseph Beck in particular has been a huge support! I feel like my mind works in mysterious ways and he just seems to *get* that. He always pinpoints the issues I'm not sure about and it is so helpful to have someone understanding to talk to, who can help clear the fog so I can finally start seeing clearly again. Thank you, Joseph!

Written by M.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I've been with Joe for a few months now and I already feel like a new and evolved person! He takes the time to listen to how you are feeling, give you ways to deal with how you are feeling and sometimes tell you what you need to hear when you need it. I've had counselling before but he is the best therapist I've seen.

Written by N.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I felt very heard and understood by Joe, and he made active efforts to tailor his counselling approach to fit my needs better. His expertise is evident in how resourceful he is. And on top of that, he is a wonderfully kind individual who genuinely cheered me on, but also called me out on things when needed and kept me in check. I'd greatly recommend him to anyone thinking of trying counselling.

Written by F.L. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is understanding and always answers me quickly. He asks the right amount of questions so you don't get overwhelmed and he gives you lots of time to think and answer. He is so kind and caring and you really feel you are making progress with his advice and techniques.

Written by D.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Joe's very good. He's well-coordinated, fairly concise (these situations are complicated), and has an appropriate way of handling my issues. He's a different type of therapist from what I've had in the past, so I was very interested in working with him; he would be able to help me look at things differently.

I'm currently undergoing the more challenging aspects of therapy, so it's hard to say how I'll feel later. If I felt that he was insincere and didn't legitimately want me to get better, I know I wouldn't be this far along.

If things continue the way they are, I would say that Joe is an extraordinarily good choice for someone who is familiar with therapy, has probably seen multiple therapists, and needs a more direct approach. He listens, but sessions tend to move straight to the mechanics of getting better.

Written by D.A. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Joseph Beck has exceeded my expectations for what and how virtual therapy would be.
It's clear that Joe is a very experienced therapist, who is a great listener, and offers great advice and insight.
I feel like while I'm not yet feeling better, I am being better and it's all because of Joe.

Written by E.D. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Absolute pleasure to work with, he's helping me with my journey and I don't think anyone would be able to help like he has. I've had therapists before, but he is one that I feel very comfortable talking with and I look forward to our weekly sessions!

Written by S.H. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It’s a true blessing that I’ve had Joe as a counsellor. He always goes out of his way to find out what topics I’d like to discuss that day. If he’s not as versed in them, he will do the research to find out ways to help me. He helps me set goals for myself. He’s been helping me stay on top of nutrition and other areas of my life to improve my “whole person”. I really look forward to our sessions every week.

Written by S.A. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In the few sessions I've had with Joe, my time has already been worth it. He helps me to pinpoint areas of my life that I would like to improve upon and gives me the right tools to do the work! I'm so happy with the progress that's already been made and look forward to future sessions with Joe.

Written by J.A. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Joe is highly empathetic and a great listener. He creates a calm space for me to air my concerns and comes up with practical ideas for addressing them.

Written by A.L. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been looking for a counselor for a long time. I’ve needed one and I’m so happy with the match I got! Joseph is amazing! He listens, he calls me out on things, and he challenges me. I am so grateful to have him.

Written by T.O. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Loving our sessions!!!

Written by D.A. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In the short time that I have been working with Joe, I already feel like he has taken the time to really listen to me and understand what is important to me, & through this feel like we are making great progress together. He takes time to think of books, worksheets, audios and other great tools to listen and work on in your own time. He has a wonderful, calming energy, always makes me feel understood & totally embraces and supports my spirituality which is super important to me. Cant recommend him enough! Thank you Joe!

Written by L.I. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Immediately felt at ease with Joe from the first session. His ability to help you see some of your issues from a different angle really helps with getting things in perspective again and he really goes the extra mile!