Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 15 to 39. During my spare time I am interested in activities of my children, sports (especially golf), travel, and insight into social behavior.
Therapy is a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable and warm environment. When life is overwhelming and stressful, or relationships are struggling, counseling can help. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, we will work together to help you reduce the suffering you may feel. I want to hear about what is hurting you and stopping you from moving forward in a happy and positive way in your life. Together we will decide on a plan of action to get you back to where you want to be as quickly as possible and develop a way to keep you there.
Due to my very diverse background and having gone through many of life's ups and downs myself, I have learned how best to treat a multitude of life's issues. In addition to my time spent counseling, I work with my wife of over 23 years running an agency dealing with at risk children who are in danger of going into foster care or are transitioning back to their biological parents or grandparents. This give me added insight in dealing with children and families from a variety of backgrounds. This also helps to come up with effective plans to alleviate problems by understanding where you are coming from.
Having been previously married and gone through a divorce while maintaining a solid loving relationship with all my children has provided me with additional insight into the realities of life and how couples need to interact with each other in a positive manner with a healthy dose of give and take.
My approach to counseling is interactive, down-to-earth and collaborative. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you feel free to openly discuss whatever issues you feel most important. Together, we can work to give you the tools you need to create the life you want.
I have BS degree in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University and a MA degree in Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am also a Certified Anger Management Specialist II.
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #0701007226 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Joe is a kind, experienced, and thoughtful counselor. I would highly recommend him. He is an excellent listener who provides constructive advice tailored to your personal circumstances. In terms of scheduling appointments, he is flexible, reliable, and makes excellent use of your time together.
Joe is extremely friendly, empathetic, good listener and insightful.