Josh is a master’s level intern working on a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and in 2010 with a master’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Communication Advocacy from Arizona State University. Josh is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Grand Canyon University and has been blessed to mentor university students in the development of Christ-centered communication skills since 2011.
In 2022, Josh was certified by Gracie University as a Gracie Jiujitsu instructor. He is a blue belt in Gracie Jiujitsu, continuing to train in the Master Cycle program at Gracie Jiujitsu Glendale while teaching Gracie Combatives for adults and Gracie Bullyproof classes for children ages 5- 12. He is also the faculty sponsor for the Brazilian Jiujitsu club at GCU.
Josh married his wife Mindy, in 2007, and they have been blessed with four very active boys. As a family, they love to hike, read books, do CrossFit, practice jiujitsu, eat good food, and travel together. Josh is grateful to be able to serve at his church teaching the children’s Sunday school and helping with the worship service.
Josh’s experience as a Christ-follower, husband, father, communication teacher, and jiujitsu practitioner inform his passion for a holistic approach to mental health counseling. Josh is a firm believer in trauma-informed, holistic therapy because the trials we face in life have deeply rooted effects on mind, body, and relationships. He also believes that growth, resilience, and well-being are cultivated by leveraging God-given strengths in mind, body, and relationships!
Josh is in the process of completing his training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is under the direct supervision of Perry Emerick, M.A, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
Josh will be working out of the Metrocenter office on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the Central Phoenix office on Fridays (availability for both in-person and virtual sessions). He can be contacted at 623-330-0931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.