Joe Uppal


Joe Uppal


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 6801092736
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (some plans)
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Priority Health (Out of Network)
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5380 Holiday Terrace
Suite 37
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

My Approach to Helping

If you’re reading this, it's likely because something in your life isn’t going the way you want it to. Things just didn’t turn out the way you pictured them. Maybe you have memories that you wish you could forget. Or struggle with feelings that make you feel out of control. You are up late at night, sometimes, because you are just not able to let go. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Imagine not having to worry about where your life is headed. Having a clear vision for the future and your path to happiness. Picture what it would be like to have conquered your hardships. To feel good about who you are and what you can do with your life. Let me help you overcome and reach your fullest potential.

In order to fit with your schedule, I offer weekend hours in addition to weekdays by appointment. I look forward to meeting you and working together to rediscover the joy in your life. I'm available for scheduling via phone, email or online scheduling through our website!

You can schedule immediately through our online patient portal!

More Info About My Practice

You want a therapist that learned from the best. I have spent my professional career in pursuit of the highest quality evidence-based therapies. Whenever possible, I have learned directly from the people who created the therapy themselves so that I can be the best helper I can be. Below is a list of some of my unique and specialized training and certifications:

I graduated with the top of my class at the University of Michigan School of Social Work with a specialization in psychotherapy. The University of Michigan is consistently ranked as the number one Clinical Social Work school in the country by U. S. World News and World Report.

I received full training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) at the EMDR Institute founded by France Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro is the creator of this therapy.

I have received training in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and other mental health problems at the Beck Institute by Dr. Judith Beck and Dr. Aaron Beck. Aaron Beck is the creator of this therapy.

I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing by Dr. William Miller and Dr. Stephen Rollnick. Miller and Rollnick are the creators of this therapy.

I am a Certified CBT-I Clinician trained by Dr. Gregg Jacobs at the Harvard Medical School. This is the preferred method of treatment for chronic insomnia. Dr. Jacobs was one of the principal inventors of the CBT-I program.

I am Certified by the State of Michigan to Provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TFCBT). Along with EMDR, this is consistently rated as the most effective therapy for healing mental and emotional trauma.

I have nearly a decade of experience providing Clinical counseling to Adults, Children and Families with a variety of mental health and substance abuse related issues. I am fully licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan.

I am also a published author in the Journal of Student Affairs, Research and Practice.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Forgiveness
  • Isolation
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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