As a Clinical Social Work Intern, Joe believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to fostering change and growth. Within the therapeutic relationship, Joe strives to cultivate mutual trust, respect, and engagement in “the work” of treatment. Joe utilizes different therapeutic techniques including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Joe has a particular interest in working with survivors of all forms of trauma, including witnessing or experiencing violence, complicated grief, and abuse. In the midst of the serious work of therapy, Joe seeks to utilize hope, joy and humor. Joe has worked in a variety of mental health settings including youth residential treatment, adult residential treatment, group homes, emergency shelters, and outpatient therapy.
In accordance with the University of St. Thomas, Joe is working under the supervision of Sue Rau, LICSW.