My Counseling Philosophy
I believe that through working in counseling, an individual is making an investment that lasts an entire lifetime. So often, we go through life feeling unhappy about certain things, but have no idea how to change them because they have become so much a part of who we are. I am committed to assisting individuals in developing greater understanding, insight, and awareness of their personal issues, and helping them develop the tools and skills that are necessary to make healthy and empowering changes. I believe that through counseling, individuals can see a positive impact on all aspects of their lives and relationships.
Joleen attained a Bachelors degree in Psychology (1995) and a Master of Science degree in Counseling (2000) from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Additionally, Joleen completed her Post Master's Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Her hobbies include gardening, reading, golfing, music, and watching football. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, taking walks, riding bikes, and roller-blading.
Areas of Expertise
Joleen specializes in: Marriage, Family, and Relationship Counseling; Counseling couples healing from infidelity; Divorce recovery; Anxiety; Grief and Loss; Depression; Women’s Issues; Addictions; Stress Management; Eating Disorders; Self esteem issues; Anger Management; Abuse and Trauma; Life transitions; and Counseling Children.