Joe Emick is a licensed professional counselor in addiction and behavioral health in Caron’s Executive Program. In addition to executives, Joe has counseled relapse patients, adult women, and family members.
With a master’s degree from George Washington University in art therapy and counseling, Joe also provides trauma art therapy and trauma-informed interventions for patients in need of these services. In addition, he co-designed and implemented a monthly three-day intensive therapy session that focuses on addiction interaction for patients struggling with substance use and behavioral compulsivity issues.
He began work at Caron in 2011, after receiving his counseling degree in 2010 and working at both the National Institutes of Health Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and the George Washington Art Therapy Trauma Clinic in Alexandria, Virginia.
Joe’s first career was as an architect, a profession he practiced for 25 years. In recovery for more than a decade, Joe took up graduate studies in counseling after treatment. The project management and supervision experience he gained as an architect has been helpful in his counseling work with both patients and peers.