LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker
Joshua, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), is a psychodynamic and cognitive behaviorally oriented, trauma-informed therapist, with over ten years of experience working in the human services field. Through his years of experience, he has specialized in work with diverse client populations that include veterans, young mothers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, adults with learning disabilities, adolescents, trauma survivors, adults with severe/persistent mental illness, and individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
As an aspiring clinician, Joshua attended graduate school at Columbia University where he obtained his Master of Science Degree in Social Work with a specialization in health and mental health services as well as a minor degree in Business Administration.
While studying at the University of New Hampshire for his Bachelor’s Degree, Joshua obtained a double major in Psychology and Family Studies with a minor degree in Women’s Studies. He has also used his experience working in a gender-based research lab to shape his clinical practice while challenging the impact of rape culture on both survivors and perpetrators of dating/sexual violence.
As a post-graduate, Joshua obtained certifications in Field Instruction and Motivational Interviewing from Columbia University, as well as Addiction Treatment from Yale University. He has over two hundred and eighty hours of additional training in alcohol and substance abuse counseling and used this knowledge to work as both a Family Therapist and Clinical Director in two separate intensive residential rehabilitation programs. As a holistic practitioner, he believes in the importance of fostering growth through radical acceptance, mutual understanding, and the exploration of personal values. Joshua is passionate about creating a safe space for his clients to interrogate the paradigms on which they establish their self-identity in order to improve their overall life satisfaction.