I currently specialize in relationship counseling not limited to intimate relationships, but also everyday interactions i.e. working, organizational, non-traditional, casual, mutually beneficial, and structural. I am able to assist with communication which is a common underlying issue within relationship dysfunction. Whether a relationship exists in a professional or private setting, I am competent in adjusting a persons understanding of the situation to bring out the best outcome. I have lived in over 7 areas of the world and am open minded. The preferred methodologies for my treatment consist of but are not limited to Gestalt Therapy, Autogenic Training, CBT, Existential Therapy, and Grief Counseling.
My strengths lie in understanding, compassion, and experience. I am able to channel superior levels of comprehension in the following areas:
Lack of Trust
I am a firm believer in meeting the client where they are. I have worked with veterans for over 10 years. I have experience with newlyweds and those wishing to maintain a healthy relationship. I believe that every relationship is different and that they are constantly evolving over time.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C014844
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I've had several therapists in my life and Joseph is among the best. He's helping me through a truly traumatic experience, focusing on what I can control and managing my expectations. He's a wonderful human being.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
I was very unsure and nervous about starting therapy. I was afraid of feeling judged and just I really foolish about what I was feeling but I knew I needed help. Mr. Barnes was a solid rock helping me navigate my issues and emotions. I felts listened to and respected. I don't think I would be where I am today without his support and help. This experience has been better than I could have hoped. I would recommend Mr. Barnes without hesitation.
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Joseph has an uncanny ability to provide real insight into people’s lives. I’ve been meeting with him just two weeks now and the advice he has given me has dramatically improved my overall satisfaction with my professional life.
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd