Joshua Skinner


About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing for 5 years and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well.

I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much of my professional work has been focused on the first responder community where I provided critical incident stress debriefings as well as ongoing one on one therapy. As a result of my experience, I also have extensive experience in working with death, coping and loss.

In addition to my experience as an individual therapist, I ran a depression group that had 4-14 participants, have provided on-going training to first responder and co-developed and presented a course on stress in law enforcement which is taught at a police academy in northern California. I have found that clients achieve the goals they have set for themselves through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I have used it often. However, my training is such that I am comfortable adjusting or changing the theoretical orientation to meet your needs. After all, you are the client!

Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and most importantly, thank you for taking the first step! It can be difficult to take care of ourselves even when everything is going great, reaching out when things are hard is a big step.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 5


LMFT #97000 (Expires: 2018-08-31)

LMFT #1440 (Expires: 2020-01-31)


Written by J.A. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Joshua is a great counselor I had two other ones before him and they were not as responsive as him I love feeling like he cares about my concerns and does the best he can to help me!

Written by D.A. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related

I am enjoying my conversations with Joshua. He is very kind and understanding. He usually responds to me very quickly. I feel like I am getting the help I need.

Written by T.R. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Joshua for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is helping myself and husband to get out of the rut in our marriage. I would recommend BetterHelp to any busy professionals who have little time to go to counseling in person.

Written by M.I. on Dec 24, 2017 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and parenting

He is great in the approach he takes to my personal needs. He listens to what my concerns are. And is not super zealous to provide a quick fix but instead what will help me in the long run. He’s awesome! I went through a few counselors before Joshua Skinner. But now, I’m good with him. He’s the right counselor.

Written by J.A. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joshua has been a great counselor to speak with over the last few weeks. He really researches and comes prepared to any of our discussion. In addition he is capable of finding the bright side of things when you can't, which is very encouraging. I look forward to many more sessions with him.