Joel  Smith

Joel Smith

He/Him/His

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated August 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Joel welcomes people who are looking to live healthier lives. Joel specializes in working with people struggling with trauma, addictions, and anxiety/depression. Joel sees both adults and children.

Joel is a certified EMDR counselor. EMDR is one of the most evidence-based therapies counselors have at their disposal. It is a multi-purposeful therapy especially effective in helping people overcome the negative effects of trauma, and can also help people manage triggers associated with anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Joel is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and offers EMDR consultation and professional supervision to other counselors.

Joel's office is located Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and has free parking for clients. Remote/telehealth sessions are offered.


Message to clients

I specialize in trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety, and addictions. I'm a real human, and I'll treat you like one, too. You'll probably cry a bit, laugh a bit more, and feel heard and understood along the way. You'll leave therapy more equipped to manage the vortex that life can throw at you.

I am certified in EMDR, a multi-purposeful therapy especially useful in helping people overcome the negative effects of trauma. Also helpful in the management of tough feelings and addictive behaviors, EMDR is one of the most evidence-based therapies counselors have to offer. I also utilize traditional and effective talk therapy.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Joel Smith is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon TBD
  • Tue TBD
  • Wed TBD
  • Thu TBD
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun TBD

Denver practice
750 East 9th Avenue, Suite #202, Denver, Colorado 80203
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

I have been a practicing therapist for over 20 years, working in corrections and community agencies, 1999 - Present


Licensure

Colorado: 3896

Colorado: 1792


Languages

English