Dr. Josh Briley


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


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

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

Years of Experience: 20


LP #36016 (Expires: 2018-02-28)


Written by L.O. on Nov 24, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 2 months 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 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 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 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 on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Josh for 4 months

I have been working with Dr. Briley for about 4 weeks. He has been wonderful. He responds to me daily and in the beginning when I needed him most, he was there. We work together and I'm thankful I have him.

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

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