Joe is currently in the second year of his Master of Arts for Applied Psychological Sciences program at Pacific University and completing his practicum at NWAI as a student clinician. As such, he is enthusiastically committed to helping clients achieve freedom from the restraints of fear and obtain a better quality of life. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Harper Community college and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University. Joe has been a Registered Behavioral Technician for three years, providing individualized Applied Behavioral Analysis services for children and adults with autism and related disabilities, to help decrease challenging behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors.
Joe is a curious person who is always searching for something new to explore. Whether it’s a new place, a different country, history, art, conspiracies, or groundbreaking research, he thrives with the opportunity to learn new things. He is a compassionate individual who thrives in an environment where he can utilize his listening and relatable personality to provide a safe and caring place for others.
Joe is approachable and easy to talk to. Sometimes he is surprisingly friendly, starting conversations with strangers on the MAX or while waiting in line for a ski lift.
Joe’s sister is 21 years older than him and she has two children who he regularly plays Pokémon Go with to stay connected. He deeply values the relationship with his sister, nephews, family, and partner, and considers them an integral factor in his personal and career development. When Joe isn’t studying or providing ABA services, he loves to do outdoor activities—snowboarding, hiking, camping, and longboarding, among other things.
"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it."