"Joel Brooks is an excellent therapist, who has empathy and experience in equal measure. He is an ethical and skilled clinician, who works wonders with individuals, families and children to help them achieve positive goals. Joel adheres to the highest clinical standards in his profession and is an extremely adept therapist, effectively recongnizing clients strengths and weaknesses to diagnose and treat. Joel is also very senstive to the needs of others and is warm and compassionate. Therefore I have great confidence in recommending Joel to anyone needing psychotherapy." Mary T. Bryant, Ph. D Licensed Mental Health Counselor Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist "For the time I have known Joel, I can say he is one of the most helpful, knowledgeable and empathetic therapists in the field of mental health. Clients who receive his services will discover he can effectively find healthy solutions to their problems and needs. I feel confident to make referrals to Joel and collaborate services as needed. I have great faith and trust in recommending Joel to clients in need of services." Patty Davidson, RN, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
"When it comes to receiving therapy there are two critical pieces that must exist, 1) the therapist has to be a good fit, and 2) therapy should be productive. Although it seems simple enough, often times it is a challenge to find a therapist that you not only like, but also guides you to identify soultions and resolve. In 2008 I sought out a cognitive behavioral therapist and was referred to Joel. During our first couple of sessions, we set up therapy goals. Upon acheiving those goals, I was discharged from therapy. Yes, that can actually happen! However, over the last 8 years, Ive returnned from time to time for guidance with other challenges. Joel has proven to be more effective than any other therapist I've seen over the course of my life. I would attribute his success to his caring, but direct approach, open minded nature coupled with his diverse training and experience as a practioner.
"Joel really helped me and my husband to come into focus regarding our marriage. He provided us a safety zone to talk about our marriage. I felt I got more out of counseling with Joel than my previous counselor because he was able to hit our issues right on the head. He really helped us to focus on our issues." Carol "I have been to several other therapists over the years and Joel is the only person my son has made progress with. My son really likes Joel and he has always been able to talk to him very easily." Kim "Joel always had my best interest at heart. He has helped me to promote very practical solutions to my problems. He has always actively listened to me and illustrated great compassion for my needs."
"Joel has provided relatable and usable guidance. Why clearly, he is highly intelligent, he can convey the correct message in a very viable way. Joel is personable and likable and is easy to talk to."
"I have gone through a lot and have improved greatly. Joel has brought me through a lot of tough times. Joel is relatable and understands my problems."
Dominic (age 15)