Nice to Meet You

Welcome! I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience helping individuals and couples heal from past traumas, improve their communication skills, and build stronger, healthier relationships. My journey in the mental health field began with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Art from Thomas Edison State College. I then went on to earn my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Before starting my practice in Silverdale, WA and now in San Antonio, Texas, I served in the military and was stationed in different states and countries in the Far East. These experiences gave me a unique perspective on life and a deep interest in supporting people through difficult times.

Joe Estess Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

My Therapy

My specialty is working with couples who are struggling with communication issues, infidelity, trust issues, and intimacy problems. I use a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), to help couples overcome their issues and build stronger, more meaningful relationships.
In addition to couples therapy, I also offer individual counseling using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. This technique can be highly effective in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. EMDR therapy the adaptive information processing sytem of the brain to help reprocess traumatic memories and emotions, which can lead to a reduction in symptoms and an improvement in overall quality of life. EMDR therapy can be particularly beneficial for individuals who have not had success with traditional cognitive behavioral therapy.

Ready to find out more?

If you're struggling with relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help. Please feel free to reach out to me via phone or email to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!