About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 14 years of experience helping people re-ignite their motivation in their life areas and personal and other-relatedness. Having completed my Masters program at Cincinnati Christian University in 2007, I have been treating adolescents from ages 13-19. I treat depression, anxiety, OCD, anger issues, behavior issues, trauma issues, and grief, to name some, as well as career and life navigation.

My approach to therapy is eclectic drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral approaches, Solution-Focused and Motivational Interviewing skills, and utilizing therapy techniques and practice assignments that get into the parts of a person that make up the whole. I focus on clients' strengths and awareness while they challenge the assumptions that limit their potential for fruitful results while doing their own work.

So, what do you want to work on? I invite you to contact me so I can assist you in answering this question and so you can realize a greater potential for your self and other-relatedness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4756-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joel De Witt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by M.A. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

In the few sessions I’ve had with Joel, he has been a huge help. Of course he listens, but he helps me understand my feelings and thoughts. Just as importantly, he gives extremely helpful ideas and coping strategies.
I’ve had several ‘Aha’ moments.
I highly recommend him.

Written by A.M. on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 months

Joel has been an amazing resource for our family. Our teenager went through a very difficult situation and Joel was with us through every step. He connected so well with our teen, we feel very confident in his care.

Written by E.M. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joel was awesome! He listened carefully to my needs and always gave me helpful and practical tools to use:)

Written by S.C. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and coaching

Joel has been very encouraging in providing positive and real feedback.

Written by B.R. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel has been very open and constructive. He also provides excellent tools to use outside of my sessions.

Written by J.E. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I really enjoy working with Joel. Joel's schedule allows us to navigate being full-time working parents by offering late even sessions. Joel assigns meaningful homework that creates opportunities for us to continue our work even when we are not in session.

Written by S.A. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

Good therapy

Written by B.R. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have seen three therapists over the years with some varying degree of help. After three shorts sessions Joel has given me great insight that was counter-intuitive to me and his wisdom has proven invaluable already. Not only in how I feel but also concrete actions that have been successful in practice with others. He has greatly exceeded my expectations.

Written by R.I. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Joel is so insightful and able to provide guidance.

Written by A.L. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Joel is a fantastic counselor! His calm demeanor and good humor make me feel very comfortable. His lessons are applicable and simple enough to implement right away. He has been very helpful to me, and I am grateful beyond words that he is my counselor.

Written by A.M. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks

We are just getting started, but already the approach is more focused than previous therapists. Hopefully this helps my son.

Written by J.E. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 4 months

Joel is truly dynamic and an ultra professional counselor who makes me feel like I am simply talking to a friend whom I turn to for advice, not "seeing a therapist" for a session. He relates on a level I understand and only qualifies his position with technical language when it's necessary. Joel is excellent at making me feel comfortable so we can talk openly. I am so glad I was paired with him.

Written by C.A. on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel is the best therapist I have worked with. He is very knowledgeable and is listening to both sides and giving wonderful suggestions back to us. He has been very supportive and is moving our concerns along quickly and concessively. I would recommend Joel to anyone looking for therapy!

Written by C.H. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Joel met me in a state of heightened anxiety. He calmed me, and gave me effective guidance that I could deploy at once to improve my situation, mental health, and overall physical health.

Written by J.A. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Joel seems to clearly understand each of our concerns as well as our issues that we bring to the table. He doesn't get lost into the details and keeps the focus on what issues need working on. He has a gentle yet direct approach that I appreciate.

Written by G.A. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, coaching, and adhd

He’s a good therapist! Would recommend

Written by B.R. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

So far he has been helpful with helping me with my career issues

Written by C.A. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Caring individual who is interested in helping me. He remembers what we have discussed and worked on from week to week and has a plan for moving forward.

Written by S.T. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

He is very understanding and checks in with me all the time.

Written by N.A. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Joel helps me navigate my life decisions and relationships, both personal and professional. He has helped me establish boundaries in my life and helps me see my thought patterns clearly.

Written by L.A. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Joel is extremely attentive and caring. I appreciate his calm demeanor and his ability to make therapeutic concepts easily digestible. Thank you, Joel, for your kindness and your expertise!

Written by H.I. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Joel is very helpful and I have gained a lot of insights into my relationship issues with my mom and learned mechanisms to cope and improve my health

Written by T.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

He is so calm and supports my processing. He is not jumping in and offering solutions.

Written by A.S. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks

I appreciate Joel’s clear communication and ability to find relevant information to help my child understand and set goals.

Written by M.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciated my time with Joel despite our short time together. He really helped me frame my thoughts and feelings, and see my issues in a different light, ie helping me not feel so bad about my negative thoughts. He gave me great insight and things to do in response to my thought patterns

Written by J.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Joel has been a great help. He helped me realize some ways of thinking that I have carried onto for a long time. By identifying those things I have been able to completely change how I feel about myself. Sometimes all you need is one or two very good insights to change your perspectives on specific things. Joel has been very good at narrowing down what that is. He’s also very good at echoing back to me what I’m saying in a way that both shows me he’s listening and clarifying to me what the important parts are of what I’m saying.

Written by B.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 4 months

Joel is a great counselor who knows how to lead and ask good questions. I’ve always felt comfortable and safe with everything we’ve spoken about.

Written by J.A. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joel has done a great job listening and giving positive feedback on my communication struggles. Thanks Joel!

Written by B.E. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I've had sessions with another therapist and I feel Joel has made more progress for us in a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend Joel.

Written by M.I. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel has a wonderful demeanor and is a very good listener. He has a knack for identifying the issues and helping us see the other's perspective. We always leave the session looking forward the next.

Written by M.I. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Very helpful and kind.

Written by A.L. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Joel has been a great counselor. He listens and gives great advice.

Written by L.I. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Joel was extremely knowledgeable in the things we spoke about during our session. I am looking forward to returning to teencounseling.com soon.

Written by M.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joel has been very helpful. I was very nervous about starting therapy but he has made it very easy to start the conversation and I’ve always felt ready to schedule the next session right away.

Written by J.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel has been great to work with in a time of family conflict and past trauma.

Written by N.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I had a great experience with Joel. He was great at listening to my issues and directing me to the things that I had the influence to make better. He's great at connecting to people and behaviors that make for a healthy mental state.

Written by K.A. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I feel like my spouse and I are a challenging couple to work with.. I give big shout out to Joel for dealing with our shit.. he always has the right thing to say no matter what we are addressing.

Written by B.R. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He’s very good at guiding me to realizing and understanding things on my own while still using his knowledge to discuss coping strategies and how to better myself

Written by R.E. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We love him.

Written by D.A. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joel is a great listener. He really helped me feel validated with my feelings in a lot of ways and helps me think more critically.

Written by Y.U. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Joel's a good man, he's calm and gives me different perspectives to look at my problems. God bless him.

Written by S.H. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Knowledgeable friendly and helpful

Written by T.I. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

1st session was amazing he listened to our needs looking forward to more sessions

Written by M.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks

Joel communicates with me at least twice a week and response ti my concerns in a very timely matter

Written by E.R. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Knowledgeable. Patient. Understanding. Helpful.

Written by A.N. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joel seems very competent. He seems to understand my issues and has solid strategies to reframe them in a more positive way.

Written by F.R. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel has been amazing. I keep telling everyone how every time he talks he makes such a great point and I am always making notes because everything he says is noteworthy. He knows his stuff and he is a great listener.

Written by M.E. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Joel is great! A good listener, very responsive to messages and easy to talk to. When I needed help having a difficult conversation with someone in my family, he sent helpful worksheets and offered actionable guidance. Very glad to have worked with him.

Written by C.H. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

In the initial information sharing stage, teencounseling.com asks a number of questions to determine why a client is potentially seeking help. Additionally, there is a very large and open 'free form' section where you can explain, in your own words, what you are struggling with. From the moment we had our first video session, it was clear Joel had actually read what I had written in free-form. I've filled out countless initial 'here is the problem' worksheets, but this is the first time I felt my counselor had actually read and considered what I was struggling with and the help I needed.

Joel also came to our first session armed with multiple ideas, worksheets, breathing exercises, things I that would immediately help me out (and they all have, immeasurably). This is the first time I've ever felt like a counselor was listening to me and proactively working to help me, and giving me real, tangible exercises, ideas, thought considerations, just... real-world help. I'd recommend him to anyone, anytime.

-Charles

Written by N.O. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Joel is awesome. He helped me a ton with my anger issues and helped to identify my triggers and the physical feelings i have leading up to my explosive anger episodes. He was thoughtful and kind and had great analogies and strategies to help me remember what we talked about. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get their anger in check or to work better with others.

Written by A.L. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I am so thankful we were matched with Joel. He is everything our marriage needed.

Written by S.E. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I appreciate that Joel always checked in with me to see how things were going and available if I needed to chat about a few things in between my appointments.

Written by D.O. on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel is very good. He has given us new tool for communicating with one another. He understands where we are coming from and has been helping us to understand thing that we did understand before .

Written by N.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Joel has made this my best therapy experience ever. In the past, I have received in-person therapy and Talkspace therapy but Joel at teen counseling puts the rest to shame. Before him I was beginning to doubt the usefulness of therapy but this experience has shown me that I was wrong. Joel is as straightforward as they come; I am not being told what I want to hear, but what I NEED to hear, and it is making all the difference.

Written by C.H. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joel has been very tentative to our concerns and is great at offering advice and techniques to use on how to strengthen our marriage. He listens fully to what we want to share, ensures he received the information correctly, and discusses each topic. My husband and I both have been very happy with Joel as our counselor.

Written by F.R. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Joel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very attentive and gives insightful viewpoints on how I can accomplish my interpersonal connections in my personal life. Excellent at what he does

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