Joel Blackstock


Joel Blackstock


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - 1489-4135C
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • American Behavioral
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: I see patients on a sliding scale.

Insurances Accepted:
American Behavioral
Behavioral Health Systems
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Evening Availability


100 Centerview Drive
Suite 201
Vestavia, Alabama 35216

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My Approach to Helping

I am an EMDR trained clinician who often utilizes depth psychology and existential approaches to help you see your life and yourself in a healthy way. I specializes in helping clients harness their own creativity and strengths to overcome barriers to growth and healing. I believe in personalizing treatment for each patient and each problem.
Thank you for taking the first step to healing by learning about therapy! In therapy with me, you can expect a supportive and non judgmental environment. You can expect someone who will be genuinely interested in you and your story and in helping you figure out where it can go from here. I start the therapy process where you are now, wherever that may be.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Please come see me even if you have tried therapy many times but still haven't given up on healing! My goal as a therapist is to have a large bag of tools for you so that we can find a technique that you respond to best. I love working with creative people, people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, conflict, people who have chronic pain despite medication adherence and people who are just plain confused about why they feel the way they do. I don't believe that any one approach works for every person, and want to work with you collaboratively to find out what it is that you need for your unique life story.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • Panic
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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