Hey, I think it’s time for a deep breath! The more we chase speculation the more we turn those things into a mental drain. Most of us just need to slow things down and relax, to let our natural gifts come to the surface. Sometimes the assets in our toolboxes get a little rusty. I can help you re-discover them for current and upcoming challenging scenarios.
For over 25 years my client base has encompassed individuals, couples, and families in a number of diverse areas. I have counseled in homes, organizations, schools, places of worship, and the military. Ten years of international experience allows me to assess relationships from a variety of diverse angle. I prefer to work with my clients in the present and future.
It was Winston Churchill’s wife that said “ You are strong because you are imperfect, you are wise because you have doubts.” So being imperfect and having doubts is important. I'd like to think I’m practical and motivating, with a dash of humor. I want to let you know my hours in advance, no surprises. I'm available Monday - Friday in the am at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. And in the pm at 1, 2, 3, 4 (CDT time zone). House-cleaning tips: My clients set their own day/times with the BetterHelp Scheduler, Better Help asks you a number of questions when you fill out your profile. Please answer all of them - otherwise it can delay our first session getting off to a good start. Reminders: I don't do "live chat therapy," we can talk briefly between sessions though on challenging issues that pop up. I also don't do A&D or domestic violence challenges - something best handled in a face to face setting with a qualified person. The first session for me always goes best when I'm not forwarded multiple large blocks of text, phone textings, etc in advance. Those things will all be played out once we get started .
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LMFT LMFT-15946
TN LMFT 686
He is a genuine help as he listens and has enough of life experiences to understand how stress and life can tear you apart. I appreciate his interaction of experiences as they allow Joseph to understand your situation from a real life view. He offers a variety of tools to aid in coping and healing. Very pleased he is who I work with.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great doctor and individual
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Joe gives great advice and is great with focusing on both “the big picture” as well as how to manage the minutia that can burden us from day to day. My favorite thing from my session however is Joe’s ability to bring in God’s word and lessons learned from Scripture. What great inspiration God gives us everyday for working through life’s challenges if we only choose to look to Him!
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Joe is a wonderful therapist, listens carefully and speaks gems. He is gentle and very likable.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Joe has been very helpful with me and my problems. He has given me tools and strategies to enhance my communication and emotional reactivity. I would definitely recommend him as a therapist.
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Excellent therapist - Works with me to really explore issues and asks probing/challenging questions rather than just passive listening, but spends just enough time bantering that the sessions don't feel like work.
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue