Joe GrahamIndependent Contractor

    Joseph Graham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in providing counseling services to underserved populations. Joseph completed his undergraduate degree in Social work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He then completed

    his Master’s degree in Social work, with an emphasis in family systems theory at Saint Louis University. Joseph began his career working for a nonprofit organization providing services to inner city youth and families. He then moved to northern Minnesota to provide mental health services to incarcerated individuals. Joseph provided these services for five years in three different prisons. He then applied for and was accepted to the National Health Service Corps, a federal program that places therapists in HealthCare shortage areas. Joseph chose rural Arkansas. He spent five years in Arkansas providing counselling services for whatever need that came through the door. Joseph was the only Medicare approved provider in a two hundred square mile radius. As a result, most of the clients he saw were senior citizens. Due to this reality Joseph developed a strong connection with senior citizens. After completing his contractual obligation to the National Health Service Corps, he returned to Illinois to be closer to family and once again work in community mental health.

    Joseph has a desire to continue his work with seniors. He specializes in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, crisis Intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy. Joseph works with depression, bipolar disorder, grief, behavior issues, self-esteem, PTSD and trauma. He also has experience connecting clients with resources in the community and advocating for client needs.