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Joel Harris 

LCSW, Ed.S  

Joel earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1996, and her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2004, Master’s degree in Special Education-Autism Studies in 2006, and Educational Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009.  Joel is approved by the State of Missouri as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as a Professional School Counselor.  


Joel has worked with children and families in Missouri for the past 20 years.  Her work experiences include the Missouri Division of Youth Services, University of Missouri Health Psychology, and Columbia Public Schools where Joel served as elementary Crisis Counselor and then School Counselor, for the past 12 years.  


Joel strives to help her clients build upon their strengths, identify their challenges, and develop a plan that utilizes the resources in our amazing community, while supporting continued growth.   


Joel specializes in providing client- centered therapy to support children, teens and adults with symptoms of depression, anxiety, behavior disorders, addictions, and relational difficulties, as well as in navigating difficult life events such as divorce, grief, and trauma.  Joel also provides family therapy to support positive parenting & co-parenting, adoptive & blended families, and parenting the challenging child. 

Contact Joel at

573-721-9941 or

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

— C.S. Lewis

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