Last updated: 7/21/2020

Joel S. Brooks, LCSW, DCSW, BCD (813) 978-3960
Last Updated: 7/21/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

Video Counseling Waiting RoomDrop-In Video
Open NowClosed
Mon: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Licensed Cllinical Social Worker Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Board Certified Diplomate

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Languages Spoken:

I have been in practice for 38 years specializing in adult, family and couple therapy, with a strength based, solution focused approach, Therapy is provided in a manner that build on individual and family strengths that is uniquie and individualized for every client. My primary approach is cognative/behavioral therapy that helps people to maximize their strengths, feelings and emotions, by restructuring thoughts in a positive and healthy manner. I specialize in a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, child behavior disorders, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder, ADD/ADHD, stress and anger management and relationship problems. You can contact me through my web-site where you can receive additional information about my practice and specializations.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Aging Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Autism Spectrum Career/Employment Concerns Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Firesetting Forensic Gender Identity Multicultural Issues Neurological Physical Illness/Impairment Selective Mutism Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder
Office and Contact Information
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Joel Brooks Counseling Inc.
14502 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 978-3960

Contact: Joel Brooks

Office Hours:
Mon4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tue10:00am – 6:00pm
Wed10:00am – 6:00pm
Thu10:00am – 6:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 7 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 39

FL - LCSW [SW1761]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: $150
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice) Horizon Behavioral Services
AETNA Health Horizon Health
All Florida PPO Humana
APS Healthcare Humana (Medicare PPO)
AvMed Humana Medical Plan
Beacon Health Magellan Behavioral Health
Beacon Health Options Managed Health Network
Beacon Health Plans MHN
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) MultiPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BlueChoice PPO) TRICARE
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health Options) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United Healthcare
Corphealth United Healthcare
E4 Health United HealthCare (Options PPO)
First Health (Network) United HealthCare (UHC Medicare PPO)
Health First Health Plans Well Care HMO

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Disabled Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Unemployed
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Chronic Illness Corrections Officers Diabetes Gifted Military/Veterans Transgender Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dream Work or Analysis Evaluation/Diagnostic Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Holistic Humanistic Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Education Consultation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Feminist Home Study Information and Referral Long-Term Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Satir Sex Therapy Somatic Experiencing Transactional Analysis (TA)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Armenian Asian Hispanic
Alaskan Native Arabic Brazilian Caribbean Haitian Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)