About Joe Shaleen
Education/ Training: Joe holds a Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#3999) in the state of Oklahoma. He is also currently a candidate in the post-graduate Training Program in Psychoanalysis at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.
Philosophy: Joe’s approach to therapy recognizes that much of our emotional suffering is rooted in the struggle to reconcile our unexpected and painful experiences (both past and present) with our desire for a fulfilling and happy life. At times, we find that the ways we previously made sense of life no longer fit. These difficult seasons face us all with the challenge and opportunity to find and create meaning in spite of chaos. Even in the midst of sorrow we can discover how to embrace the moments of peace and deepen our capacity for joy.
Through the therapeutic encounter, Joe seeks to cultivate a supportive environment that facilitates the gaining of deeper self-awareness while collaborating toward more authentic and satisfying engagement in relationships with others. Joe partners in this process with adults and adolescents related to emotional distress, childhood/family-of-origin issues, relational difficulties, struggles with identity, divorce, grief/loss, trauma, spiritual issues, problematic sexual behavior, and many other concerns.
Professional Experience: Joe is a founding partner in The Grove Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC and has practiced in a variety of settings, both as a therapist and supervisor/ consultant. He currently serves as Clinical Director at Life Counseling Center at SNU, Clinical Coordinator at SNU Counseling Center, and as Internship Coordinator for the SNU Graduate Programs in Counseling. His other professional experiences include individual and group therapeutic services in private practice, community mental health, and alternative high school settings.
Professional Memberships: Joe is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, where he also serves on the Education Committee, and the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.
Office Hours: Joe is available throughout the day and some early evening times
Rates and Insurance: Joe’s standard rate is $125.00 per 45-minute individual therapy session. If he currently is not able to accept your insurance, he may still be able to assist you in seeking reimbursement directly from your insurance provider. Call with questions or to make specific arrangements.