Counselor Joe Klemz

My name is Joseph Klemz. I am a clinical social worker, business owner, husband, and father to four children. I consider it a sacred opportunity to walk with individuals as they overcome the challenges in their life. I believe my role is to draw out my client’s strength, wisdom, and solutions.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and graduated in 2006 from Eastern Washington University with a Masters in Social Work. After graduation, I worked in community mental health with children and families struggling with persistent mental health issues. In 2010, I started Real Life Counseling.

Since venturing into private practice my primary focus is to enable individuals to overcome the obstacles in their life. These obstacles, or trauma, wound us and can be seen in many ways in our lives. Some of these wounds are:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Issues relating to relationships, trust and intimacy
  • Issues understanding sexuality in relationship to trauma
  • Sexual Issues such as: low/high desire, sexual triggers, shame and guilt in relation to sex

I work in these areas:

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Single Incident Trauma
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQQIA
  • Addiction
  • Phobias and Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss

I am a trained EMDR Therapist and member of the EMDR International Association. I have also earned certification on “Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma in Youth, Adults, and Families” from the Trauma Center founded by Bessle Van Derk Kolk.

I look forward to meeting you.

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