Joelle Swistak

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About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I started my career working with children from the ages of 12-18, and it is still my passion. I am currently working in a school for grades k to 12 , to support student's with behavioral and emotional difficulties. I have the most experience working with those struggling with: depression, anxiety, family issues, peer related stressors, relationship issues, parenting issues, and low self-esteem.

As a counselor I strive to be warm, kind and compassionate. The client/therapist relationship is extremely important, it should be built on trust and respect so that the client feels comfortable to face their challenges. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused, and motivational interviewing counseling styles. I want you to leave each counseling session with more confidence to face your challenges than when you started.

I look forward to being able to start this journey with you and be your guide to a better you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #44SC05645100 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Written by C.H. on Aug 11, 2021 after counseling with Joelle for 8 months

My daughter has been working with Joelle for about 9 months and has really enjoyed the process. She’s managing stress and anxiety better and is able to process how she’s feeling. Joelle checks in with me (her mother) and I appreciate the support she has given us!

Written by A.R. on Jul 05, 2021 after counseling with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, an

She listens and respects my feelings standpoint on any issue or situation I bring her. She is very considerate and is very much there to help live the best life you can.

Written by F.R. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Joelle hasn't had an easy time with me - I joined teen counseling at a very tough time with lots going on and I feel like if I were her, my head would be spinning with everything I'm dumping on her, but her's isn't. She's been super helpful and understanding and I can't believe how much better she's helped me feel just in the past couple weeks, without barely having the time to get to know me yet. I'm looking forward to the future and our talks moving forward.

Written by T.R. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have every confidence in my counselor. And I gave her all of the highest marks for every question. Hopefully it came out that way because my fingers are a little swollen today

Written by J.O. on Dec 05, 2020 after counseling with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and anger management

Joelle is a great person to talk to. Nonjudgmental and very friendly. Can’t wait for our next session.