Joe Yoder, LMSW
Joe is a licensed therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, families, and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma. He utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in an integrative approach to best support each client as they pursue their goals.
Joe’s approach to treatment involves working in partnership with each client to develop a healthy understanding of their situation, environment, goals, and barriers. He views therapy with a trauma informed lens, considering all the client’s needs, and from a strengths perspective, promoting their resources and talents. He collaborates with the each client to develop a treatment plan that best serves their identified goals and values.
Joe is a native Arkansan. He has received both a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Arkansas Little Rock. He then received his Masters of Social Work from University of Missouri at Kansas City. Joe has experience working in acute mental health care facilities, emergency shelters for both women and children, and vocational training programs.
He loves living in Little Rock with his wife and their two daughters. He also enjoys playing music, sports, and watching movies. He feels privileged to work with clients at Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas, stating, “I became a social worker due to a strong internal drive to help individuals achieve their goals. As a therapist, I am humbled each time I get invited into a person’s life and then get to cheer them on as they work towards their dreams.”