About Joe

Joe is a licensed professional counselor who conducts his private psychology practice in Philadelphia, PA.  Working with individuals, couples, and families, Joe can be best characterized as a peak performance, strength based, future focused practitioner who facilitates therapy as an experiential process.  He specializes in solution-focused/strategic therapy while having an expertise in clinical and medical hypnotherapy.

Joe practices a state of the art approach to the treatment of anxiety.  Clients are taught via mindfulness, hypnotic zone experience, and strategic task assignments.  Joe also specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, pain management, and habit control for weight management and smoking cessation.

Joe has worked extensively with athletes on the professional, collegiate, and high school level for the past 20 years.  As a specialist in peak performance and sport  psychology he guides athletes via specialized zone exercises to trust themselves at an extraordinarily high level in order to create and maintain maximum performance.Joe has worked as a corporate consultant, facilitating peak performance seminars for professionals in the pharmaceutical, advertising, and human services industries.  He is currently serving as an expert contributor for mPWR10 inc., leading the workshop entitled, Athletes On Track With mPWR10.

Joe has been an invited speaker to numerous national and international conferences.  He has also published articles in national and international professional journals (see below).He worked as a clinician and the director of training for The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia from  2000-2009.  He currently sees clients out of his home office in Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, Lisa.


Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, 1992

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1987

Licensure & Certification

Awarded Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC), The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March, 2002

Professional PublicationsAn Ericksonian Template for Smoking Cessation
The Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis,
Volume 30 Number 2.

Book Review, The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 45,  #2
Co-authored with John H. Edgette, Psy.D.

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Newsletter, Vol. 43, #3
Co-authored with John H. Edgette, Psy.D.

Invited Faculty2011 The Eleventh International Congress on Ericksonian, Pheonix, AZ
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2010 Brief Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL
Course Title:  How to Become Smart Enough to Stop Thinking

2008 Brief Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA
Course Title:  The Handbook of Habit Control – An Ericksonian Template

2007 The Tenth International Congress on Ericksonian, Pheonix, AZ
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2006 The 6th Brief Therapy Conference, Anaheim, CA
Course Title:  How Do You Dismantle An Atomic What If?

2004 The Ninth International Congress on Ericksonian
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ
Course Title:  Zone In: Ericksonian Sport Hypnosis

2001 PA Psychological Association (PPA) Bi-Annual Continuing
Education Conference, Exton, PA
Course Title:  Brief Solution-Focused Therapy