Joel Whitlock (He/Him)

Accepting Clients

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to connect! My name is Joel Whitlock and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in wappingers falls, NY

About My Clients

I work with a wide range of clients including children, teens and adults. I find the following are some areas that align with my skill set: • Anxiety • Depression • Self-Acceptance • LGBTQIA+ Affirming • Life Transitions • Relationship Struggles • Trauma / PTSD • Grief / Loss • Disordered Eating • Addictive Behavior

My Background and Approach

You likely wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t struggling with the pressures of life, and the demands placed upon you from both internal and external sources. I would like to take the time to acknowledge that where you are in your journey to find help is challenging and I am here to make that process as smooth as I am able. Through a person centered approach, which employs a wide variety of evidence based interventions, I work with my clients to achieve their goals in a way that fits them individually. I believe that every person is unique and can benefit from unconditional acceptance and compassion. By creating this environment of acceptance, we are able to identify areas that you want to change and implement strategies tailored to your experience.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I began my journey to becoming a therapist almost a decade ago, when I realized my previous career in healthcare management was not aligned with my passions and purpose in life. I found myself running businesses for other people who were focused on profits and growth, but lacking a focus on people and connection, which is where my heart finds fulfillment. It was then I decided to change my career path and further my knowledge in the human experience. With the goal of learning how to connect with others in a meaningful way that can lead to growth and healing, I pursued my education and licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. I ascribe to a person-centered approach and incorporate techniques customized for the individual, using the following evidence based modalities: • Cognitive behavioral therapy • Mindfulness • Compassion Focused Therapy • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Narrative Therapy • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy • Motivational Interviewing

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session

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