Joseph Paglia, LCSW
I'm Joe. I believe you are valuable and deserve to be happy. My mom taught me and my brothers to never hate. My father said to us innumerable times "Listen." My parents' philosophies helped steer me into my life's work. I believe people seek counseling so they can be accepted, validated & heard. Me: 25 years counseling children/teens & adults. Specialties: Trauma -focused CBT- and DBT-based therapies; Crises Mgt..; Spirituality, Catholicism, LGBTQI; Sexuality; Paraphilias, BDSM, alternative lifestyles; Sex & Adult ( Porn ) Entertainment Workers . Personal Passions: Dogs, Gaga, Baking, EDM, DragRace, Gym.
I am licensed in Georgia with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
GA LCSW CSW004612
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I have confidence that I will get the truth from Joe. I trust in the things that he says to help me attain my goals. I feel respected and listened to also. And I also trust that he will be there when he says he will, that he is consistent.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and ad
Joe is so VERY easy to talk to. He is very encouraging and affirming, offers alternative ways to view a situation, and listens so very well. I would recommend him to anyone.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kind...and at the end of the day, isn't that all that matters?
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd
Amazing Therapist Always Listens And Makes Time To Text And Discuss What Needs To Be Discussed
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu
Personally I feel like he is very caring and endearing. He builds an emotion connection that makes you feel safe and understood to the best of his ability which is different case by case in relatability. Joe is well spoken and thorough when it comes to your troubles and tough times. Anything you can get through alone but it’s a lot better when you have someone as genuine as joe
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue