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Joel has been part of the Centre Counseling team since 2015.  Joel’s experience prior to coming to Centre College includes NGO work in Romania with children at risk for 8 years.   Since moving back to the USA and completing a master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, he gained experience working at Eastern State Hospital with severe and persistent mental illness clients, teaching parenting and relational skills classes in the Fayette county detention center, and doing individual, family and group therapy for in a community mental health setting.  For three years before coming to Centre Counseling, he also facilitated intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment for community members and people paroled with drug-related charges.

In addition to providing therapy at Centre College, Joel has participated in an Associated Colleges of the South Grant for education around supporting neuro-diverse students and has to lead a support group for students with Dyslexia and/or ADHD.   He has also completed 11 days of training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in a year-long program and teaches and facilitates workshops at Centre college and in the greater community.

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