Joe Hawkins, MS, CCTP

Joe Hawkins, MS, CCTP

 

Joe is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH 19198, and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Joe earned his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds a B.S. in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University.


Joe works to foster a safe environment that allows each client to undergo growth and healing in the midst of whatever challenge they may be facing. He seeks to help clients sort through the conflict within themselves while healing from the external wounds that have compounded throughout life, all with the goal of connecting with their authentic self in a way that fosters deep meaning, connection, and joy. His specialties include struggles relating to anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality, suicidality, and spirituality.


When helping a client meet their goals, Joe employs a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the client’s needs. His approach to counseling is largely informed by the science of attachment theory and neuroscience, and utilizes tenets of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Affect Regulation Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Person-Centered Therapy. Joe is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which serves as a foundation for his work with couples.


When he’s not counseling, Joe loves to spend his time with his wife playing board games and watching detective dramas. His passions include spending time with loved ones, music (both listening and writing/playing), and researching whatever interesting area has recently piqued his attention. Joe is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). If you would like to schedule an appointment, you may call or text Joe at  (407) 796-1606, or email him at joe@hopecounsel.com.