Joshua (Josh) Jouza earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology and Political Science in 2011 from Lewis University where he achieved the highest of honors. Josh furthered his education, earning his Master’s of Science degree in Counseling from National Louis University in 2014. Josh embarked on a one year internship at the Counseling Center of Illinois. During this time Josh worked with the substance abuse population facilitating State mandated groups and counseling to DUI offenders in addition to running anger management groups. Post intern Josh has been working within the mental health field for the last four years, doing community outreach and crisis work.
Currently Josh is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor where he works with the population aged thirteen (13) and up specializing in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, including, BiPolar, Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia, among others.
Josh prides himself on having a passion for his work and treating all individuals suffering from mental health afflictions with the utmost empathy. Josh continues to pursue opportunities that allow him to bring awareness to others of mental health issues and the opportunities for treatment that are available to all.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Body Image, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180011248
Started speaking with Josh a few weeks ago and he's definitely helped me with my relationship. He taught me how to navigate conversations with my girlfriend in order to keep us both engaged and not get defensive and shut off from each other.
I can say that it doesn't seem like I'm talking to a therapist during our sessions. It feels more like talking to a friend who is helping me navigate tough times in my relationship and that's exactly what I was hoping for.
I was on the fence about talking with a therapist but I'm extremely glad I decided to.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Joshua "Josh" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Wonderful counselor. Great at picking up personal traits and giving feedback. Paces the therapy and topics discussed at a comfortable level, at the same time pushes when needed.
Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Joshua "Josh" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I greatly appreciate everything Josh has helped with since the beginning of our sessions. He has helped me start to control my anxiety. He responds in a timely manner, speaks to me as I’m a friend and not a patient or client. In the little time we’ve worked together, he’s already made me see myself as the person I’m striving to be. I can’t thank him enough.
Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Joshua "Josh" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Josh is extremely easy to communicate with and really listens to what you have to say. Working with him is truly a fun and interactive experience- he’s the first counselor I’ve worked with that I can say I’ve seen true progress with.
Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Joshua "Josh" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd