ABOUT JOEL

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​I am a counselor in Brentwood, Tennessee who works with couples, families, teens, and adults. I use several different modalities with my clients but tend to see people's problems through an attachment lens. Our God-instilled longing for safe, secure relationships is so strong that it becomes a central motivating force in life. When we don't have that healthy sense of connection with others, we tend to find ways to fabricate it and/or numb ourselves from feeling pain, loss, hurt, and rejection. There is a better way to live and I want to help you discover it!

 

​I received my BA in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College, in Caronport, Saskatchewan. I received my MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I have special training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and the relationship assessments Prepare|Enrich and SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts).

I am a moderate introvert and affiliate with the number 9 on the Enneagram! I have been married to my better half, Jill, for 25 years. Together we have three children who are 19 (boy), 17 (girl), and 12 (boy). ​