Joey, originally from the small town of Sidney, Illinois, earned his Master degree in Clinical Counseling with a certificate in Addictions Studies from the University of Saint Marys. Prior to coming to Solstice East, he worked in a variety of therapeutic residential settings, including a wilderness therapy program for teens and young adults. Joey also brings counseling experience from his work with adults who have struggled with alcohol and substance use disorders, as well as severe and persistent mental Illnesses. He is pssionate about helping others understand and create space for their full potential. He values building community through connection with others, being outdoors, listening to live music, and traveling the world.