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Joshua McElroy, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

***Currently unable to accept new clients as my caseload is full***

“I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

Hi there! I am Joshua, a nationally certified licensed professional counselor who adores meeting new people! I truly love my job, and hope that this reflects in our sessions.

As a neurodivergent and queer human, I find my work to be special and unique, and I seek to provide informed services to fellow neurospicy humans :)

Formerly from the Southern US (Mississippi), I now reside in Denver, Colorado. I have approximately 10 years of involvement with the counseling profession. I acquired my degrees from Mississippi State University in Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have multiple national certifications. I have experience working in various settings, including acute/inpatient, university-based, outpatient addiction, and most recently as a children's therapist. I am a specialist in LGBTQ+ issues, and incorporate a lense of Neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD) and Trauma-informed approaches to my practice. Domestically, I'm licensed to practice in the states of Mississippi and Colorado.

I would describe myself as a very accepting and warm therapist, operating from a drive of empathy, multicultural competency, and compassion. I also view myself as alternative and non-traditional in most of my approaches. I tend to sway more towards a psychodynamic approach to therapy but also incorporate cognitive-behavioral, reality, existential, feminist, relational, culture-centered, and narrative styles.

I’ve also taught and lectured in various psychology courses, with my favorite being Human Sexual Behavior. I like to incorporate my academic knowledge into my therapy practices, as I find psycho-education to be a magnificent tool in sustaining mental wellness.

My primary goal is to be adaptable, accepting, and embracing. I love the experience of interpersonal connection that is provided by my career, and the ability to help empower others. I also love humor, and utilize it often! Therapy can often be portrayed as serious and 'stuffy' so I try to bring some joy into the room. I love the bonus of meeting international clients, as it provides the opportunity to learn more about each other's cultures!

I feel honored to have the opportunity to provide my services to whoever is in need, and am eager to explore the journey of life with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CO LPC LPC.0018375

MS LPC 2293

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joshua McElroy. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Joshua has been such a massive support to me in 2023. I had some of the highest highs and lowest lows and Joshua was always around to keep my head held up. I will be going into 2024 with even more focus on my health and well being and am grateful to have Joshua as my therapist moving into the year.

Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Joshua for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Joshua is absolutely amazing. Empathetic, professional, kind, constructive, and truly interested in supporting people in the way that works best for them.

Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Josh is great - he has really helped me through a difficult and chaotic time with care and expertise.

Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Glad to rely on his counsel and insight, very informative and helpful.

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes,

Joshua is incredibly knowledgeable of resources and ways to make his patients feel welcome, understood, comfortable. He is kind and compassionate. He truly put in the time and effort to create a space of understanding. He is absolutely exemplary in the cares that he provides. I know I can always rely on Joshua for help when I need it most.

Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joshua continues to be a great help and support and definitely my voice of reason. A sounding board and good listener but ready with help and techniques to try, for when I’m stuck with unhelpful thoughts and attitudes

Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties