I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients of various ages and circumstances with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, and motivation. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and individuals with chronic pain. I take a holistic approach to treatment taking into consideration physical health, spiritual health or values, relationships and emotional/mental/behavioral health.
People sometimes get into a pattern of thoughts or behaviors that cause them to feel stuck in life. Our work together will be making deliberate attempts to make a change in your viewpoints, thoughts, feelings, or behavior leading to solutions to your concerns. We will build on your strengths in the change process and help you develop small steps to take to make the changes you desire. You can view this experience like a person panning for gold in a river who finds occasional flecks of gold in their pan. After several pieces of gold are found, you have enough gold to form a nugget. Each small step you take will be like a fleck of gold that will add up to valuable change in your life. Our work together will be helping you develop the skills necessary to resolve not only your current concerns but also prepare you to manage other concerns in the future. It does not have to take years of therapy to see a difference in your life. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy to help you make the changes you want in life.
Our work together will be much different than talking to your friends or family. I will be able to give you unbiased, nonjudgmental feedback and support. It is important for you to be honest with yourself and me so that we can have the most effective experience together. I am sure your expectation of therapy is to feel better and get help with your concerns. My expectation is for you to work on the steps or changes we agree would be helpful between sessions. I am here to help and support you but I can’t do the work for you. You will not be alone on this journey of change.
Change can feel scary but it doesn't have to be difficult. If you are ready to start making changes, I'm here to help empower and support you as well as give you the tools for change.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #C008684 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
I was very miserable and completely lost with the way to think of life. I had all these ideas about fixing things in my life but no-one seemed to value my opinions. People who surround me said I expect too much out of life. Like my ideas were not helpful and I offered those because they were convenient for me alone. Talking to Josh made me realize that I'm constantly surrounding myself with people who are breaker downers, whereas I'm a builder upper myself. And all this time I thought I was mental. I was made to think I'm mental. But Josh showed me I'm completely normal. And reasonable. And in just two weeks of sharing fragments of my life with him, I feel like I got my life back. I have my confidence back. I'm less cranky, and I don't take harsh things/remarks to heart as seriously as I used to before. Thank you so much Josh Sheets. You may think you didnt do much for me, you only read my stories and gave me reviews, but with that, you changed the way I look at my life. I'm not a victim, I'm a participant of life. And you made me realize I should act accordingly. People say you have to pave your own path in life. You showed me HOW TO pave a path that'll lead to happiness and contentment. Thank you.
So far I have really appreciated Joshua’s feedback and advice. I look forward to continue working with him and sorting out my life.
Joshua is a very understanding and professional therapist. He’s very supportive and knows how to support in the best way that I can process. He respects my needs and always makes me feel secure (which is so important to me). I would definitely recommend Joshua to others.
Joshua is a really good therapist. He helped me get a better understanding of myself and see possible ways to improve my life. I got the professional support that I needed during our sessions. Would definitely recommend him.
Joshua is really understanding and considerate. He's professional and offered helpful tips and strategies that helped me cope with life's daily stressful events. He also helped me gain insight on what I should focus on improving to live a more fulfilling life. I strongly recommended him
Very thorough and knowledgeable therapist......Joshua is always there checking on you and always there no matter the time he makes time for me and that makes a complete difference. I definitely him if someone is looking for an awesome therapist for sure! Thank you Joshua for what you’ve already done for me.