Primary Therapist + Sports Specific Community Engagement Specialist
Uses He/Him pronouns
A native Texan, Josh’s desire for self-discovery and authenticity led him into the helping profession as a therapist. Josh’s journey began as a ballet dancer where he experienced challenges that he did not always feel supported around. The scarcity of mental health resources in the dance world launched him into the field of social work. Upon retirement from ballet, Josh completed his master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington and he is currently working toward his independent clinical licensure.
Josh is a licensed social worker in the state of Washington (LW 61097569). He began working with eating disorders in a partial level of care setting in 2017 and has also worked in a generalized partial hospitalization program for mood disorders. Josh’s empathetic nature informs his compassionate and direct approach when working with clients in order to break down perceived problems into manageable steps, remain in the present moment with curiosity, provide a willingness to learn from distress and identify specific goals that are in line with overarching values. He has been intensively trained in RO DBT and utilizes principles of CBT and DBT among others. His former career as a professional ballet dancer informs his current approach, and he is passionate about working with athletes. Outside of work, Josh enjoys nature, food, travel and the performing arts.
Josh has professional interest and advanced training in: DBT, RO DBT and depression/anxiety