Last updated: 8/21/2019

Joel S. Brooks, LCSW,DCSW, BCD, CMFSW (813) 978-3960
Last Updated: 8/21/2019
Licensed Cllinical Social Worker Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Certified Master Forensic Social Worker Board Certified Diplomate
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Years of Experience: 39

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


FL - LCSW [SW1761]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
American Board of Forensic Social Workers, Diplomate
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)

I have been in practice for 30 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.

Office and Contact Information
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Joel Brooks Counseling Inc.
3500 E. Fletcher Ave.
Suite 501
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 978-3960

Contact: Joel Brooks

Office Hours:
Mon: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 7 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
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
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
Populations Served (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
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)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $65
Couples: $125
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

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