Dr. Josh Briley

(PhD)

About Me

Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ineffective or harmful and can be altered. I approach everyone with a sense of openness, honesty, caring, empathy, and understanding. In therapy, I am supportive, direct, and nonjudgmental. I try to provide practical guidance for the problems my clients are experiencing. My goal is for everyone I work with to have the best quality of life possible, to have the tools to cope with the problems life throws at all of us, and to gain insight into who they are as a unique, special individual.

My career has provided me a range of experiences working with challenging populations. I began my career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where I worked with male and female inmates struggling with substance addictions, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, I served as team leader for a crisis response team that provided Psychological First Aid to staff and families following a traumatic incident (such as a natural disaster, assault, riot, or hostage situation). Additionally, my team would provide food and shelter, as needed, for staff and their families in the event of an emergency. In 2010, I transferred to the Veterans' Health Administration. In this position, I work with veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance and other addictions, suicidal ideation, marriage and family problems, and adjusting back to civilian life. For the past five years, I also had a private practice where I worked with members of my community providing psychological assessments for disability claims, vocational rehabilitation, and foster care, as well as counseling.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic, meaning I draw from techniques and theories of many different treatment styles. However, my emphasis is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on how the way an individual thinks and what he or she tell themselves impacts their social and emotional functioning. This therapeutic flexibility allows me to customize my approach to the specific needs of a client. This approach also allows me to utilize techniques that are most effective for specific client's situation.

Licensure and Education:
Licensed Psychologist - Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude - Southwestern Oklahoma State University


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LP #36016 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Dr. Briley is exactly what I was looking for in a counselor. He very quickly dug to the root of my problems and helped me work to overcome them instead of just helping me deal with the symptoms of the problem. He presents very logical solutions to problems and doesn’t coddle. He makes me feel like he’s really listening to what I say and offers up specific, real-world advice that doesn’t sound like it comes from a text book.

Written by M.E. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Absolutely excellent. Dr. Briley took time to understand what I was saying, and his responses were very helpful.

Written by S.A. on Jun 02, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, and self esteem

I like my counselor very much. He has this man logic he applies that helps you see things in perspective. He asks questions that makes you think. His approach is logical, ethical and he doesn't judge you. He let's you be yourself while offering teqniques that helps you to deal with all kinds of struggles. I have a great respect, trust and confidence in him and these are the most important qualities in a counselor.

Written by T.I. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and parenting

Great guy and very insightful!

Written by Y.A. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Briley for some long term traumas that had never been addressed appropriately. Never having experience with counseling before, he made sure to ease me into our therapy sessions so that I wasn’t overwhelmed. He also had a range of availability that allowed me to attend sessions while being remotely located for work, and was also extremely understanding when I had scheduling conflicts. Thank you Dr. Briley for your patience, empathy, and for helping me ease into this long process of healing. I appreciate all that you have done.

Written by B.E. on May 01, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger

Dr. Briley is great. I was in the darkest scariest place I've ever been in just 3 weeks ago. I was trying to fight my addiction to opioids by myself and would do great until someone offered them but then just couldn't resist and lost almost everything and nobody understood what I was feeling or going thru. I started with Dr. Briley and for the 1st time it felt like someone was listening and cared how I felt and wanted to help. He has helped me with not only the addiction side of it but with the anger side of it cause I hated that people didn't understand. I was totally against counseling until Dr. Briley- he truly is a godsend in my life.

Written by F.E. on Apr 07, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Sessions with Dr. Briley were an oar in the water, constantly directing my thinking in productive rather than counter-productive ways, the very thing that was causing my anxiety in the first place.

Dr. Briley and BetterHelp were what I needed, exactly when I needed it. In less than two weeks, I went from thinking I was stuck with a mental illness for good to not needing SSRIs, not experience panics attacks, and basically not even feeling anxiety. I wouldn't have believed it 2 weeks ago!

Written by M.A. on Mar 29, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Briley is very supportive and has a lot of experience to offer. I am loving my sessions!

Written by M.E. on Mar 10, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Briley has been a big help to me. He is there for me when I need him. He is very patient and works to find ways to help me understand what is going on. I highly recommend him!

Written by R.I. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger

Dr. Briley has been great. Very responsive and timely. I couldn't ask for more.

Written by A.L. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dr. Briley on my anxieties, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Briley is very experienced and knowledgable therapist. He is patient and understanding, very empathetic and able to relate to your problems. He is very responsive and checks in if I do not respond and I really appreciated that push to talk. He really helped me calm down, understand mindfulness and he brought a lot of clarity and peace to my mind. I really appreciate his help and availability!

Written by A.L. on Jan 31, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 4 months

He has been great!

Written by T.O. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I am overwhelmed with life's work. I reached out and Dr. Briley was there. He asked questions, listened, gave me work to do...I found my place again with his sharing of ideas and experience! Life happens in small pieces each moment. Dr. Briley nudged me back on my path, and I know how to find him. Thank you for that.

Written by P.R. on Jan 06, 2018 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks

Dr. Briley was a kind and patient listener. He identifies root problem well and helps set goals and activities to overcome behavioral challenges.

Written by L.O. on Nov 24, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Dr. Briley has a wonderful personality. He is very positive and helpful. I have grown stronger with my personality problems thanks to Dr. Briley. He is a great counselor.

Written by M.O. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

Amazing. It takes time obviously to build yourself, but at the same time he works hard on just trying to improve on little things that can create the biggest impact.

Written by J.I. on Oct 21, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I have worked with Dr. Briley for 2 months and it has literally changed my life. Dr. Briley and BetterHelp.com has thoroughly impressed me. Dr. Briley always responded as quickly as possible and put much thought into his responses. When it was appropriate he gave "assignments" for me to do and to respond to. Dr. Briley also set goals in the beginning so I could stay focused on what I wanted to accomplish. I would highly recommend Dr. Briley.

Written by A.M. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks

Through the brief time we have been working together, his help has been tremendous!

Written by S.T. on Sep 16, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Dr. Briley has been an excellent help, since starting our sessions about a month ago. He's offered great insight to my anxiety, and I've experienced a great deal of progress, in a short amount of time.

Written by R.E. on Jun 30, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and bipolar

We just started working together and I appreciate his checking in and show of genuine concern.