It is my observation, from all of my clinical experiences, that people are both hurt by and healed by relationships. This is a large focus in my clinical practice, but not the only focus. Sometimes, the things affecting us have little to do with our relationships at all. Whatever it is that's bothering you, keeping you stuck, or giving you issue in life, I would welcome you to come and work with me.
I am licensed in Ohio as an Independent Marriage & Family Therapist, with 11 years of professional work experience doing therapy, and 10 years experience running my own private practice.
Most of my clients talk with me about how stress from personal relationships or work relationships is impacting their lives. I work collaboratively with my clients to find strategic solutions to problems, and I give clients specific opportunities to learn new skills that will help build confidence and produce successful outcomes.
I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, anxiety, trauma, and depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage -- believe me! I've been there myself, in need of a therapist but unsure if I will ever find someone who is actually helpful. I hope to calm your fears, if you will take a chance on me. It would be my privilege to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Today was my 13th therapy session with Josh. When we started I couldn't get through a session without crying, but he has really helped me to view my situation realistically and with less judgement of myself. I was in a very low place and being matched with Josh through Better Help has truly been heaven sent! ❤️
Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very kind and understanding. Helped me view a lot of different situations in a different perspective giving me the ability to move past them.
Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Josh is a wonderful person and therapist. He listened to me carefully and we got straight to the core of my issues, which is something many other therapists kind of skirted around
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Josh has been a great help the last few months as I have gone through some tough times at work. Even just listening to me is helpful. I look forward to getting into some bigger issues with him soon, as I’m sure he will be just as helpful.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Josh has helped me improve my relationships with my family and friends. He’s a great listener, and in addition to understanding complex situations, he offers many valuable perspectives that I had previously overlooked, or not considered at all. He’s helped me slow down and think about situations before reacting to them. This practice has empowered me to create a new version of myself, where I feel in control of my behavior, and this has allowed me to improve literally all the different relationships in my life. I highly recommend his services to anyone and everyone, but especially to those who are wanting to improve their relationships, improve their communication with others, and most of all change their reactions to unexpected life events. Thank you Josh!
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, adhd, and coping with life changes
I saw two other therapists before I found Josh and I'm glad I found him. He has been great at helping me explore my thoughts around homosexuality.
Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, and self esteem