New Programming for people on the Autism Spectrum/Neurodiversity

Joe Stertz

Joseph “Joe” Stertz, M.Div, LCSW

Integrative Therapist

For over twenty years, Joe has worked in the helping professions as a minister, teacher, peer support specialist, and clinical social worker. In 2009 he began working in community mental health and inpatient psychiatric care.

“What drew me to CooperRiis is its commitment to deliver professional, holistic, and compassionate care that leads to recovery and the individual becoming the best version of themselves.”

A lifelong learner, Joe received a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University, a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University.

An avid reader of science fiction, Joe hopes to visit the International Space Station but realizes that ship has probably already sailed. He shares his life with his wife and daughter, who helps him live with his feet firmly planted on the ground.