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
LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #44SC05645100 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
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!
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.
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.
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
Joelle is a great person to talk to. Nonjudgmental and very friendly. Can’t wait for our next session.