Joe Martin

LPC

It can be difficult and challenging for people to deal with various life struggles. Often people need tools to deal with challenges or may not have a support system to assist with challenges. I have years of experience assisting others of all ages from numerous situations and life experiences, with respect and understanding in a non-judgmental manner. I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I spent several years working with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment settings. I then completed my Master's degree at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. I was originally licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor until relocating to Missouri over 20 years ago, and have been licensed in Missouri since that time. During these years I continued to work primarily with children/adolescents and families in residential treatment helping them transition back home. I have also been employed in outpatient counseling settings assisting all ages. In addition, I worked in an adult correctional setting with substance use disorder clients. I have been active as an advocate in the LGBTQ community, and have worked in emergency shelters with homeless youth and adults. I was an elevated needs foster parent for nearly 5 years and have adopted one teenager. I strongly believe in empowering my clients and challenging them to look at all options for difficulties they are currently experiencing. I believe a positive honest client-therapist relationship is necessary for positive change to occur.  I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you. You can count on my empathetic and person-centered approach towards every conversation we take part on. Thank you for taking the first step and for allowing me to be part of this very important journey.

Education

Master of Counseling
Amberton University

Bachelor of Psychology
Southern Methodist University

Language Spoken

English

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