I would like to start out this introduction by sharing why I am so passionate about counseling and how my own story led me to where I am today. In 2008, I was a helicopter pilot in the army, but after a combat deployment, which led to a devastating divorce and years of readjustment difficulties, my focus in life changed. During these deeply personal experiences, I became aware of the hurt and the brokenness of others and have a desire to help others to overcome - as I did.
Since then, I graduated with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a master’s in Divinity. And over the last 7 years, I have served as a counselor for veterans and their family members in the Veteran’s Administration. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including marriage & family, PTSD, shame, anger regulation, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, and spiritual issues.
As a Trauma informed therapist, it is a sacred moment when a client invites me to join them as they process their past trauma(s). There is healing, whether the trauma is from combat, sexual assault, first respond or traffic accident. I have found personally and professionally, that Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most helpful therapeutic approach for trauma.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping couples find reconciliation and helping overcome an array of different struggles. The approach I like to use with couples & family is Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Theory.
As a Christian, I believe we are created with a physical body, a soul and a spirit which are all integrated with each other. So when welcomed, I love to provide a faith based prospective to my counseling and enjoy sharing how the love of Christ in conjunction with therapy can bring about transformational change in one’s life.
I look forward to working with you.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #1159-124 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Joe is so patient and so kind. I hope everyone can experience him or some one like him. Great listener!