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I specialize in obsessive compulsive tendencies/anxiety, longstanding depression, pornography/sexual addiction, couples counseling, anger management, and men's issues.  Additionally, I work with addictions, trauma, life transitions, relationships, cultural adjustment/immigration, leadership development, and interpersonal skills.  I'm particularly drawn to those who feel stuck and feel that they are unable to change themselves or their situation.

In my work with clients, I believe that a strong understanding of the causes of unhealthy emotional and behavioral patterns are the first part of treatment.  Developing the skills and courage to break these old patterns is the second part.  I help clients accomplish their goals through a combination of examining how family experiences influence current life patterns, and how these current patterns get in the way of a healthy lifestyle.


Joseph is a licensed clinical psychologist and also an associate professor of psychology and adult learning at DePaul University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  He obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College (IL), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He completed his predoctoral internship and a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley. 

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I look forward working with you.  Reach out for an initial consultation.

I am in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Northwestern University SHIP members.

(312) 835-7988

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