ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I'm Josee - thank you for being here! I meet in-person & virtually w/ teens + adults on weekdays. thrivetherapymd.com
Therapist in Greenbelt, MD
Supervised by Jessica O'Neil, LCPC
I have a unique perspective of having a personal relationship with God while actively fighting against ways some misuse scripture to spread hate. Spiritual trauma and religious abuse are very real, painful experiences that many endure. Working through these thoughts and emotions with clients is an honor + privilege of mine. I want to help you to pick up the pieces and re-establish the trust that you have with yourself, others, and God too - if that is something you want.
I know firsthand how spiritual perspectives can influence the way we live and respond to events in our lives. I received my training for Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a Seminary where we learned to incorporate the Christian worldview and Bible into counseling sessions. If you are experiencing hardships in your life that you prefer to discuss from a Christian perspective, I'm your girl! I especially appreciate working with young men and women who struggle to feel free within their faith.
People in the LGBTQ community experience disproportionate hardships, interpersonal stressors, family issues, and bullying when compared to their heteronormative, cis-gendered counterparts. I believe that who you are is valid and worthy of appreciation + acceptance. I understand that not being accepted significantly compounds any other stress or difficulty that you experience in your life. I want to work with you to unpack those experiences and to help you feel more comfortable with who you are.
Being a middle schooler or high schooler can be a LOT of pressure: school, friends, sports, reputations, body image- the list goes on. In the words of Olivia Rodrigo: “God, it’s brutal out here.” Working with me, you get a therapist who speaks your language. I strive to make you feel comfortable & safe. I was a Young Life Leader for many years & have worked as a therapist with many adolescents For depression, anxiety, social anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, family dynamics, & more.