Josh is a licensed graduate social worker in Minnesota, and is working on completing supervision to become independently licensed.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Minnesota
Supervised by Evan Lieberman, LICSW
I am a trained Functional Family Therapist (FFT) and have been practicing FFT since February 2020. I enjoy working with families to improve their relationships and improve communication patterns.
I enjoy teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to families and individuals as a framework for difficult, emotion-heavy conversations. I find that it reduces conflicts and makes it easier to discuss tough topics.
I have been working with CBT since I was in graduate school. CBT is really an umbrella for a variety of approaches to treating depression, anxiety, and a range of other challenges. There is an enormous amount of research that shows CBT to be effective in a relatively short time.
Anxiety disorders are very common and range from mild concerns to totally disabling illnesses. Whether you have a phobia about a specific thing, generalized anxiety about anything and everything, social anxiety, or other anxiety issues, I am eager to use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help you overcome your anxieties.
Depression is one of the worst things I have encountered in my work. While it can be more mild, when it's severe it is totally disabling and even fatal. Fortunately, there are some treatments that can help, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy delivered by a caring clinician. I am willing to sit with you in your worst depression and help find a way out.
I have worked with adolescents since I was in graduate school, and really enjoy helping with the struggles they encounter. Adolescents often feel misunderstood and lectured to; I try to understand and help them follow their own path.
If you've survived something terrible and are suffering because of it, I hope you'll try some therapy. I am trained in EMDR, which has excellent results for people with PTSD. EMDR will help you reprocess your memories so they are less upsetting and cause fewer PTSD symptoms.
I am a trained EMDR therapist and enjoy providing this therapy. EMDR will help you reprocess memories so they are less upsetting and create fewer symptoms. It is thought that it works by stimulating reprocessing in the brain using bilateral stimulation during therapy sessions. It is rather different than traditional talk therapy. One advantage is that you will not need to describe any part of your trauma you don't want to.