Josh is a licensed social worker in the state of Washington. He has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington and is currently working toward his independent clinical licensure. 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 offers a 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 Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and utilizes principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among others.
Josh danced professionally with the Pacific Northwest Ballet for ten years and the Kansas City Ballet for two years. His former career as a professional ballet dancer informs his current approach, and he is passionate about working with athletes. Josh is currently a Primary Therapist with Opal Food + Body Wisdom in Seattle, WA. He is excited to return to the dance world in a new role consulting with professional and aspiring dancers from a holistic perspective.