Josef Hardwick


About Me

Are you going through important life changes? Is conflict destroying your relationship with your spouse/intimate partner? Do you feel a loss of connection with yourself, your family, with others, or with God? Challenges are often disguised opportunities to learn new skills. Hope comes alive when we change the focus and the interpretations we give to our experiences free from our own destructive judgments and those of others. Together, let's leverage dynamic change strategies, spiritual principles, and my 30 years of clinical experience to create an atmosphere where hope and health improves your relationships and your quality of living. I help individuals, couples, and families address relationship crises such as escalating couple conflict; family breakdown in communication; pre and post divorce issues; unique family dynamics when the couple have children from prior relationships; and the role that trauma often plays in getting stuck and staying stuck in addictive behaviors.

1999 MS-MFT, University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI)
1988 MDIV, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, (Fort Worth, Texas)
1985 BA - Philosophy, Morehouse, College (Atlanta, Georgia)

License, Certifications & Awards
2018 Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida Board of Social Work, MFT, and MHC
2015 Licensed in Clinical Social Work, MN Board of Social Work
2001 Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
1995 Ordained in Christian Ministry, Farish Street Baptist Church (Jackson, MS)
1983 Licensed in Christian Ministry, Farish Street Baptist Church (Jackson, MS)

Additional Training
2017 Functional Family Therapy
2013 Motivational Interviewing Certification (Introductory and Intermediate)
2013 Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certification
2008 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certification (Group Skills and Individual Therapy Modes)

Professional Activities and Memberships
* American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
* MN Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
* FL Association of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #1170 (Expires: 2021-12-31)

LICSW #24988 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LMFT #MT3454 (Expires: 2021-03-31)