Joel Gibson, M.Ed., LPC, CLC


My Practice

My name is Joel Gibson. Here at Catoma Counseling, my experience enables me to offer effective individualized care. I treat a number of mental health concerns and just everyday life issues that may arise, providing a non-judgmental space for individuals to seek help. I also do Life Coaching for individuals, entrepreneurs, students and corporations. I have two locations which enable me to serve Gainesville and Lavonia Georgia clients .

My Treatment Focus

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a path forward away from troubles of the past and toward the rewards of a bright, new future.

My Client Promise

I strive to be there for you through the ups and downs of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your new life. I am excited that you chose to begin this journey today!

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Encouragement For Challenging Times

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

I offer motivation and encouragement so that you may be better able to identify the roadblocks of the past, quickly work through them and begin to move ahead to the best days of your life!


Adolescence Issues

Adolescence can be a time of adventure, excitement and transformation in the lives of your children. It can be one of the most troubling, challenging and fearful times in their lives as well. I have extensive experience with helping adolescents dating back almost 30 years. I have worked with bullied teens, teens in relationship breakups, teens dealing with the loss of family members or pets and oppositional teens as well as incarcerated teens. I work well with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (Aspergers) teens and most especially enjoy helping them find their strengths and giving them a voice.

Men's/Women's/Couples' Issues

Men very rarely reach out to get assistance with a counselor or a life coach. They have been taught to "Man Up" when it comes to problems. The trouble with that old mindset is that men age 45 to 65 have become the number one statistical suicide group in the United States since 2008 - a 40% rise which has been described by the CDC as "an epidemic". I offer a safe place for men, women and couples to come in and discuss retirement, career, relationship and other everyday struggles such as money troubles and budgeting, gambling issues, pornography, sex addiction and relationship addiction which are all handled in a private, non-judgemental, discrete and professional manner. 

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Joel Gibson, M.Ed., LPC, CLC

Senior Member

Catoma Counseling Services, LLC

Catoma Counseling

311 Green St NW STE 200, Gainesville, Georgia 30501, United States

(706) 680-3380



9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


By Appointment



Gainesville Location (M&W)

311 Green Street NW

STE 200 (2nd Floor)

Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Lavonia Location (T&Th)

817 Grogan Street 

STE 105

Lavonia, Georgia 30553

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