Joseph Germano, LMSW

Joseph Germano, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Supervised by: Adam Benden, LCSW-S

Pronouns: he/him/his

My name is Joe (he, him, his), and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, supervised by Adam Benden LCSW-S. I work with teenagers, emerging adults, and have worked with LGBTQ+ individuals with a focus on the coming out process and relating to one’s own identity. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community and work from an anti-oppressive framework. I believe I would be a good fit for you if your goal is deepening your relationship with your lived experience and identity so you can live more authentically.

My Approach to Therapy 

My therapeutic approach is based on the following values: curiosity, humility, collaboration, non-judgment, and authenticity. Moreover, I view therapy as relational. This means what we create together, the therapeutic relationship, is what heals. 

Our work together is founded on the fact that we each have an inner healing intelligence guiding us to blossom into our highest potential. Sometimes, we become stuck in this process. My goal is to help you become aware of and access your innate resilience. In doing so, you can take back your freedom and live fully and authentically. 

Specific approaches we will draw from to accomplish this include the following: strengths-based approach, mindfulness, anti-oppression, trauma-informed care, psychedelic-informed therapy, memory reconsolidation, dreams and exploring the unconscious, and existentialism to name a few.

Interests 

Fitness is a big part of my life. I enjoy cycling outside on my bike named Gretchen (my previous one’s name was Steve), spin class, pilates, and weight lifting. My favorite pastime is exploring cafes with friends and playing board games like dominoes, canasta, euchre, and mahjong. My go-to coffee order is a cappuccino with a little bit of cinnamon and honey, or a mocha with oat milk but in a cappuccino size.

I am a proponent of spiritual development and believe we are each on an everlasting process of becoming. My favorite book I’ve read for my own soul care was Beyond the Narrow Life by Kile Ortigo. Some additional authors I enjoy include: Carl Jung, Irvin

Yalom, Joseph Campbell, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Martin Luther King Jr. (not exhaustive). Fantasy is my favorite genre. The most recent fantasy series I read was The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. I also enjoy Anime and doing oracle card readings with friends to figure out where each of us is regarding our Hero’s Journey.