Hi, my name is Josh, I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia.
I have been licensed since 2017 and I've been working in the mental health arena for just under a decade. I began working in community mental health and that gave me an excellent opportunity to work with people who were dealing with a large variety of issues, including significant trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, people struggling to find motivation, people who are grieving significant losses, people with attention or focus issues, and people just trying to find their place in the world.
My primary concern is ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe to share openly. Wherever you are on your adventure, I want to meet you there and work with you until you reach your destination. I primarily practice cognitive behavioral therapy and I work very hard to keep myself updated on treatments that are identified as best practice therapy models by the state of Virginia. It is important to me to provide a service that is supported by research to ensure that my clients get the best service available. I tend to pull a lot from DBT, strength based counseling, motivational-interviewing, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness. It should also be mentioned that I have a lot of experience working with people who have had significant legal issues. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and I love to learn.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a counselor, I look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006953
Great experience so far
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Josh for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning self esteem
Josh has been an excellent therapist. I have seen him for over a year, and he's been irreplaceable in the worst of times, but also has acted as a friend when times have calmed. Josh has been both professional and personable, and I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Josh for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Josh is a great listener and has exemplary talent for guiding others through tough seasons and personal difficulties. He is authentic and kind. He has helped me learn more about myself and navigate the rough terrain.
Written on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Josh for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Josh is friendly, professional, and has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him!
Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Josh is really respectful and a great listener. He takes the time to understand what I’m having trouble with and asks thought-provoking questions to help me reframe the problem.
Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have not been using the site as much as I should have, but so far Josh Holbrook has been friendly, professional, and all around what I'd hope for from a counselor/therapist, which makes me excited to be better about utilizing the resources available!
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Josh for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management