Hello! My name is Joshua and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and retired United States Marine with experience working with persons facing various challenging circumstances such as anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, severe and persistent mental illness, and medication non-compliance to name only a few. I have also helped many people who have faced traumatic experiences.
My style of therapy is client-centered, interactive, supportive, and knowing that all persons are to be treated with the utmost respect, sensitivity, compassion, and confidentiality. My approach encompasses cognitive-behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), dialectical-beahviorally informed (DBT), humanistic, and internal family systems (IFS).
It undoubtedly takes much courage to seek therapeutic support during life's most challenging moments, but it is my belief that in those moments change can indeed take place.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
ID LPC LPC-8596
Joshua has been the most helpful therapist in every way because he genuinely expresses an interest in what is happening with me as a person. He truly listens and asks questions that evoke thoughtful responses. I am sincerely grateful that I was matched to this particular therapist and feel that I have been helped tremendously- in only a few months! The online counseling platform has been convenient because I live in a very rural area. I wish I knew how better to express in words how thankful I am for Joshua, and for all that he has helped me with. Thank you Better Help for making it possible for me to get some help!
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
He’s been great to work with so far.
Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
I’m really happy to talk to Joshua. Seems like I can go anywhere and talk about anything and he’s a good listener. But also he asks good questions and makes me think.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Joshua is a wonderful counselor. I was genuinely heard & he made sure I knew I was supported in every issue & hard decision I was facing. His calm, reassuring demeanor was very helpful & appreciated as I felt consumed by everything life was throwing at me. He was also very responsive and was a safe place for me to be completely honest in how I was doing. I communicated a couple things that are really important to me to have in therapy and he was completely open & accommodating to them. I highly recommend Joshua!
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief