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Joshua Paulos, LCSW

Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am licensed clinical social worker in California with 20 years of experience working as a counselor and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, domestic violence, and abuse/addiction to substances including alcohol. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client centered, and strength-based techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. When you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

Looking forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 96230


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joshua Paulos. 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 is a very experienced therapist who doesn’t just listen but gives tools to help me grow in the area that I need to do so.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

He helped me overcome a lot of difficulties and showed me that you could see a situation from many point of views. He’s the best and a wonderful listener as well as friend! I would really recommend therapy with him :)

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Joshua for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Joshua is awesome. I feel heard and affirmed. I also feel he gives sound advise and insight that is extremely helpful.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd