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Joseph G. Pikalek LMFT - josephpikalek@yahoo.com

I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. I view myself as a guide and collaborator in the therapeutic process, helping my clients gain clarity about what it is they are experiencing and feeling, what they need and want, and to recover a connection to their inner knowing.

My training is based in the Humanistic and Existential-Contemplative approaches to psychotherapy.  The Humanistic approach works with the principles of empathy, compassion, respect, and personal regard. The Existential-Contemplative approach incorporates the exploration of life’s meaning and purpose, while applying meditative/contemplative sensibilities to the practice of psychotherapy. Some of these sensibilities are mindfulness, unconditioned presence, inner stillness and calm, and oneness/non-duality.

 

My therapeutic experiences include working with:

– Depression

– Various anxiety reactions

– Addictions/dependencies

– Multi-cultural support

– Relationship support (platonic, monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, kink)

– Sexuality/Sex support (I am a sex positive psychotherapist)

– Parenting

– Blended family support

– Trauma & PTSD

– ADHD

– Grief & Loss

– LGBTQ support

– Existential crises

– Persons committed to life-changing psychotherapy in conjunction with spiritual

practice.

 

Depending on the nature of the work, and as relevant to the client, I draw on the following modalities with which I have experience:

Play Therapy

Expressive Arts therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Meditation/Stress Reduction

Conflict Resolution

Relationship Skill Building

Grief & Loss Work

Communication Skill Building

Guided Visualization

Health insurances I take: Aetna, Humana, Partners in Behavioral Health, United Healthcare, Optum Health, Forward Health (Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Title 19), Children’s Community Health Plan, WPS Health Insurance, WEA Trust, & Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.

I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in transpersonal psychology from the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill and Oakland, California.