My name is Joshua and I'm a licensed therapist (LPC) in Texas. I earned my MS in Counseling from the University of North Texas Dallas.
Psychotherapist in Kyle, TX
Having earned a master's degree in religious studies prior to training as a psychotherapist, as well as someone who feels called to life a contemplative life, I feel uniquely placed in a position to work with spirituality in the consulting room.
Grief and loss show up in the consulting room a lot, as might be expected. I have come to be really interested in these processes, how they look and what it means to live a meaningful life while engaging them.
Attachment has been a really hot buzz word lately. Attachment is very important in so many ways, one of which is how our earliest of experiences tend to shape our adult lives. Attachment, more specifically the ways in which we as humans are formed (or not) in relationship, shapes the core of how I practice therapy.
Depth therapy, a term usually used to refer to the psychoanalytic traditions, can be understood as meaning we as humans are complex, with many facets. Much of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are driven by unconscious processes. There's a lot more than this, but that'll suffice for now.
What is life about? Why am I here? What is death? These are some of the questions that drive existential theory. Existential therapy is not really ONE thing, it's more a way of thinking that can inform therapy.
Psychoanalysis has come a long, long way since its inception in the early 1900's. Contemporary psychoanalysis (CP) is informed by various schools of thought, such as: attachment theory, social constructivism, pluralism, and others. While still retaining the fundamentals of traditional theory (dream exploration, free-association, unconscious defenses, etc) CP is updated and much more "relational" in nature.