Joe has been working to help families for the past thirteen years. At the age of 18, he began volunteering for Hospice of the Panhandle in West Virginia and has been engaged in helping others as a counselor, case manager, coach, and mentor ever since. His specialties are in couples counseling, family therapy, parenting, financial management, and adoption. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Naropa University in Psychology and Religious Studies and his Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Denver. He completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Denver Family Institute. Joe has been a student of world religions and has practiced mindfulness for the past fifteen years. Joe is also a member of the Affiliate Faculty at Metro State University where he has taught in the Psychology and Human Services departments. He also provides consultation on Family Therapy to non-profit organizations. Joe is a regular contributor to elephantjournal.com where he blogs about love and relationships.