My ideal client is someone coping with mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and/or substance abuse. I specialize in Behavioral Activation as an evidenced based intervention for treating mood disorders and moving clients toward their goals. I also enjoy working with couples and families to help them communicate better and resolve interpersonal conflict in a healthy way. I'm a certified Prepare-Enrich marital/premarital counselor. I am a systemic family therapist, who examines all dimensions of my clients' lives - biological, psychological, relational, and social - to help them grow in a positive way.
As a therapist, I am warm, empathetic, and understanding. I believe that all thoughts, feelings, and behavior serve a purpose. My goal is to help clients identify their purpose and then work to find healthier, more constructive ways to accomplish that purpose. I believe every person is unique and I help each client self actualize their full potential.
I am also a certified functional nutrition counselor with a passion for exploring nutrition and lifestyle factors that impact mental health. If you are seeking to improve your mental health through nutrition and natural methods, we can do a comprehensive assessment to explore this approach.
I look forward to working with you on your mental health goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LMFT 1386-124
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Dr. Joe is amazing at making you comfortable if it is a new type of therapy for you
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Joe has been great to me and has given me lots of ways to help me manage and get through my issues!
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Have found sessions with Joseph to be very beneficial. I have made great strides in my mental health.
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
I love working with Joe! He's great at explaining and helping me sort through my feelings, and the space to do so! I appreciate it a lot.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Best therapist I have ever had. Offers helpful advice, and I always feel like he is in my corner.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Joe always gives me the opportunity to cover what is on my mind during our sessions while making sure I'm still focused and working towards my goals. I found him to be very helpful.
Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues