Ed.S., LPC, NBCC
Josh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC), and has experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples.
He is well versed in grief therapy, anxiety and depression, issues pertaining to suicide, issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community, and special issues pertaining to adolescents.
Josh received a Master’s of Science and an Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling from Harding University. He is in the process of writing his dissertation for an Educational Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. He is a cognitive based therapist, helping clients to restructure thought processes and to recreate relationships to those thoughts, in order to help individuals make healthier emotional and behavioral choices.
He thinks counseling should be inclusive and treat the person as a whole. He uses mindfulness techniques to help clients become more aware of their thoughts processes and the relationships to those thought processes. He also employs techniques from person centered therapy to increase the client’s self-understanding, sense of self-worth, and the ability to enact positive changes. He also uses techniques from existentialism to help clients strengthen their identities, goals, and to help ground them in their current reality.
In his spare time, Josh can be found presenting on topics in counseling at the city, regional, and state levels. You can find him participating in local theater. Josh is an avid reader and loves to devour new books. He enjoys working out and channeling his energy through physical activity. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to try and cook things of all cuisines. Josh is also in love with German Shepherds. His dog, Tag, is a 7-year-old overgrown German Shepherd puppy who has been trained as a therapy dog and as a search and rescue dog. Tag now enjoys a life of leisure laying on the couch all day. Josh is also an advocate for animals who have chronic diseases.