I grew up from humble beginnings and was always intrigued about human behavior. I started in middle school reading books about Psychology. Trying to find my own place in the world and following the wrong crowd of people getting in trouble. I didn’t go to college right after high school due to not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. Through alot of trial and error, I found myself trying to take some classes because I knew I had a higher purpose and wanted to be in a position to help others.
My philosophy is “treat others the way they prefer to be treated” with dignity and respect. Despite the stigma that still exists in our society today, I think we forget that we are all human. My treatment approach is a more Humanistic and Person-Centered.
My practice philosophy as I learned early on in my career is to treat others with compassion and be supportive. Treating others with dignity and respect as we walk this path together. I take the objective approach in listening to your story, then follow through with client centered goal setting, and make sure there is a standard base treatment plan to set you up for success.
I have been working in the helping profession since 2008, holding position in Social work, Substance Abuse Counseling, and now providing more Psychotherapy in private practice. I have worked in a lot of different settings such as Crisis Services, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, and in multiple Outpatient Clinics. I went back to school for my Substance Abuse Certificate and became a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (#15856). I'm a Independent Clinical Supervisor(#15571) and have worked in multiple outpatient clinics, treatment centers, and hospitals in a consultant capacity. I currently work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (#7691) doing Psychotherapy in the private sector on two platforms.
I am EMDR trained which can aid in trauma recovery for those clients that have PTSD. I mainly use Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, and other modalities. Continuing to expand my knowledge of holistic health and energy psychology to help treat trauma, anxiety, and stress. Promoting balance within your physical body through learning yoga postures, breathing practices to encourage the flow of energy, and meditation to bring about clarity of mind is needed. I am finding this is most helpful living in the time that we are all in.
Undergraduate degree in Human Services – Upper Iowa University – 2008
Graduate degree in Community Counseling – Lakeland University – 2017
Completed EMDR Therapy Basic Training in 2018
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP)
I've been married since 2006 and we have a 11 year old son together. I was also in the WI ARNG for over 12 years. I am a disabled veteran that served two tours of duty. I enjoy family time, fishing, hunting, and doing activities outdoors in the summertime.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #7691-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
He actually listens to me!! and responds with constructive ways to help me!
Joe has treated me with the respect I was hoping to receive. I have been a patient for decades and have learned tons. However, I have learned more than I can remember. Joe is helping that situation. My only 'criticism' is that Joe isn't old enough to be able to look back at what reality was 50 years ago. If he could, he'd be a retired old dufus like I am!
Joseph is very understanding of my concerns, gives me multiple ways to work through any problems that I have, and helps to meet my goals that we set together. I really enjoy working with him and I value his insight!
Great therapist that listens and is extremely insightful!
I enjoy Joseph's nonjudgemental presence and helpful style of verbalizing back some of the things I have shared so that I can put it into perspective.
Joe is a good therapist who seems to be knowledgeable and professional. I I've only worked with him for a short while but my initial impressions are very good and I'm sure I won't be disappointed as we continue our relationship
I've had a few sessions so far with Joseph and he's done a good job at validating my emotions as I work through issues I'm having at this time of my life. He offers good insight into the actions of people around me I'm having conflicts with, and offers good advice on how to work through my anxiety as I navigate my life changes.
Great counselor has a good sense of listening and problem solving techniques. He’s good with what he does and haven’t failed to help me practice certain methods of changing my ways and getting over some hardships I’ve had. Would highly recommend him to anyone else needing therapy
Dr. Burclaw is very receptive and kind. Willing to offer options on treatment plans, and all around very pleasant.
Joseph has been very professional and supportive. He listens to what I have to say and encourages me to try new methods.
he's very nice and professional