My name is Joshua Merrill, I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have a passion for helping others and have worked in the field of mental health for 5 years. When conducting therapy I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, humanistic approaches, and other strength based approaches. I first found a passion for helping others when working as a personal trainer and majoring in kinesiology. Later, I stumbled upon sports psychology which caught my interest and ultimately I switched my major to psychology. Eventually I finished my bachelors degree while serving in the United States Army as a medic where I continued helping others. After serving I continued my education and graduated with a masters degree in psychology. Since then I have helped people struggling with mental health and life circumstances. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you along your life’s journey in overcoming life’s many obstacles and working towards your individualized goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Avoidant Personality, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 125025
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 10 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
First time talking to a therapist and Its been life changing. With his help I learned to change my mindset for the better and feel much stronger and capable to handle life even when things get hard. I am so much happier and a nicer person like I want.
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Joshua is a great asset to anyone who needs solutions for a stressful life. I highly recommend him! He has helped me manage the balance between my own wellness, work, hobbies, and family.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
thank you for identifing my needs and helping me get back to this day
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
This was first time seeing a therapist and he was very receptive and understanding, and understood my feelings I need to work on and the best way to do it. Would highly recommend for anyone needing help
Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have only been with Joshua for a short time but he offers great variability and perspective in mindset as well as perceiving issues to help me play to my strengths but still work on my weaknesses over the course of my normal days
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue