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Joseph Hovemeyer

Joseph Hovemeyer

(he/him)

LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual

Whether it is therapy for anxiety, depression, or couples therapy, I help clients to move toward the pursuit of a meaningful life in which they also find and develop a sense of “home” or belonging in relationships. I provide therapy in person in my Sierra Madre or Glendora CA offices, and via telehealth anywhere in the state of California.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In a first session, you can expect that I will explain the process of therapy, how it can help as well as important practice policies. This process gives you an opportunity to "feel" me out in terms of deciding if they can trust me to help them. In this context, I will also be seeking to understand what brings you to therapy. What is your "why now", and how can sharing that guide me in using my training and experience to help you.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strength as a therapist is my warmth, gentle directness and curiosity as I try to understand the person across from me. Many therapists are trained in providing fixes, solutions, coping skills and strategies and "do" too much of that without first understanding the person coming to them for help. I believe these kinds of strategies are important only as far as the therapist has carefully and deeply listened to their clients.

About Joseph Hovemeyer

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Licensed in

Address

150 W Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, California, USA or 150 W Meda Ave, Glendora, CA

Appointments

Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Psychodynamic

I practice from a pyschodynamic framework by helping clients with their difficulties in the present, with an ear and eye to how past relationships may have shaped their current problems.

Attachment-based

Attachment therapy looks at how early relationship dynamics create patterns of attachment that shape how we navigate our relationships with self and others in our day to day lives. Therapy from this framework helps a person develop secure and trusting relationships with others and the self going forward.

Trauma Informed Care

A trauma informed approach means that a therapist sees the person in the context of their entire life, including traumatic experiences. Diagnosis from a trauma informed perspective, for example, is more than just a list of present day symptoms, but rather an understanding of how a person adapted to difficult life experiences.