Hello, my name is Joshua Connor. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I graduated from Western Illinois University with my Bachelor's of Social Work in 2014 and my Master's of Social Work, Clinical Concentration and specialization in Gerontology in 2017. I have worked in healthcare for the past 10 years in a variety of roles, including- community based mental health, hospital social work, palliative care, home care social work, and working with individuals with chronic and end-stage diseases. I have worked with individuals in addressing depression, anxiety, adjustment to chronic health issues, and in working through other various life stressors.
I believe in a patient-centered, holistic approach in providing counseling. I believe in treating everyone with with the utmost courtesy, respect, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness techniques- all tailored to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to start a journey of self-exploration with the aim for a better, healthier life. If you are ready to take your first steps, I am here to help support and empower you along your path.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
IL LCSW 149.024500
Joshua is a great therapist
Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Joshua is a great and caring therapist. I think his greatest strength has been getting me to affirm myself as an individual, leading me to believe it for myself. 10/10 would recommend!
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Joshua has been very responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful with alleviating my symptoms. I would recommend him!
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Josh is great. Seems very genuine and I feel very comfortable talking to him.
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
A wonderful guy. I'm excited for each of my sessions with him
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes