I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating post-traumatic stress, substance use issues, anxiety, infidelity, phobias, and sleep problems. I also have experience developing leaders as a performance coach. My experience as a military leader and a student of the military culture uniquely equips me to work with our military veterans and their families. I have worked with hundreds of veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress, substance abuse problems, secondary trauma, and other related disorders such as anxiety, grief, and loss.
My therapy style is rooted in the practice of mindfulness, experiencing the present moment with intention. I believe that anyone can learn, practice, and eventually develop trait level mindfulness, incorporating the practice into every facet of their life.
Developing these new habits of mind is key in achieving peace in one's life, in realizing the tranquility which is possible when the mind is allowed to experience feelings and thoughts, as opposed to avoidance and attempts to shut thoughts out and push them away.
I take a holistic approach to helping others, focusing not just on the problem at hand, but also on the everyday parts of life which contribute to and complicate the problems.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy modalities as well as other evidence-based practices. I believe a therapist should be a lifelong student of the field, and as such I am a voracious reader of research in the fields of health, wellness, and mental health. I don't have all of the answers, but then, that's not why I'm here. I'm here to help you find the answers to your problems, and I do so through a collaborative approach, walking side-by-side with you on this journey.
Please note that my availability on the calendar are set and accommodations outside of those hours may not be possible.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, 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, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCSW 149020365
Joseph is insightful, kind and helpful. Enjoyed working with him.
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Joseph is a great listener and very knowledgeable about a variety of techniques that I've been able to use to address some of my issues. I strongly recommend giving him a shot!
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes
Joe is a great listener but also asks good questions when needed. He makes sure to provide structure to our sessions while giving some room for tangents. I've enjoyed the work we've been able to do together and really appreciate the tools he's given me to process my stress/anxiety.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Joseph has been a great therapist for me. He was very easy for me to relate to and communicate with. I felt empowered with helpful tools after each visit. Also, I had a lot of confidence in his abilities as a therapist to give me effective feedback and solid guidance. Thanks for all of your help Joseph.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Appreciate your help !
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Joseph is the best therapist I've ever had. He listens and offers a variety of great tools to help. He's professional and pushes back when appropriate. I am grateful to have found him.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes