Hi, I’m Joe.
I’m a professionally trained and experienced therapist who specializes in helping people struggling with Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and trauma. I've been working in the field for over 10 years in a variety of positions that range from direct care staff all the way to my present role as a full-time independently practicing therapist.
People inevitably ask how I got into this particular line of work, and I usually say that I “found my passion for helping people with eating disorders by accident, but stayed with them on purpose”.
As an undergraduate Psychology student at The College of New Jersey, I participated in an internship to develop hands-on experience with people’s real mental health struggles. Knowing little, but having an interest in learning more, I applied to work with a local eating disorder hospital program. A few phone calls and an interview later and I was accepted! Within a few weeks of starting my internship, I pretty much knew this is what I wanted to do. The people, their stories, and the hopeful changes that I saw pointed me down the path that brings me to where I am today.
That internship was in 2010 – a long time ago! Since then, I’ve been busy building the skills I needed to start this practice – my dream job. I’ve worked at a number of reputable eating disorder treatment centers in the tri-state area all while taking in as many great learning experiences as possible. I’ve made it a point to serve people with eating disorders at all levels of care: medical hospital, residential, PHP, IOP, as well as weekly traditional outpatient office visits. This means I understand the spectrum of issues that you may face, and I know how to guide you in the right direction.
As a result of focusing my career on treating people with eating disorders, I have had to learn how to treat… well, a lot of other problems! I’ve become skillful in handling co-occurring or stand-alone conditions such as anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, family issues, relationship problems, and depression. Rest assured that regardless of where you are in your process, I will do everything I can to help.
Qualifications and Background
I received my BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey in 2011 and my MSW from Rutgers University in 2014. Since completing my graduate education, I have held a variety of positions in the world of eating disorder treatment: Admissions Coordinator, Recovery Coach, Primary Therapist, and finally Lead Therapist. I am a fully credentialed Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey (Lic#: 44SC05830600).
I am a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I also offer training workshops on eating disorders to other healthcare professionals.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey - License #: 44SC05830600.
- Member - International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
- Member - National Association of Social Workers (NASW)