Joseph Lunsford

(LMFT, MDIV)
Therapist Joseph Lunsford Photo

About Me

I would like to start out this introduction by sharing why I am so passionate about counseling and how my own story led me to where I am today.
In 2008, I was a helicopter pilot in the army, but after a combat deployment, which led to a devastating divorce and years of readjustment difficulties, I found my purpose. During these deeply personal experiences, I became aware of the hurt and the brokenness of others. It was during this time that God called me to become a counselor.

Since then, I graduated with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a master’s in Divinity. And over the last 7 years, I have served as a counselor for veterans and their family members in the Veteran’s Administration. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including marriage & family, PTSD, shame, anger regulation, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, and spiritual issues.

As a Christian, I believe we are created with a physical body, a soul and a spirit, which are all integrated with each other. I love to provide a faith based prospective to my counseling and enjoy sharing how the love of Christ in conjunction with therapy can bring about transformational change in one’s life.

As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping couples find reconciliation in their marriages and helping overcome an array of different family struggles. The approach I like to use with couples & family is Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Theory.

As a Trauma informed therapist, it is a sacred moment when a client invites me to join them as they process their past trauma(s). Whether the trauma is from combat, sexual assault, first respond or traffic accident there is healing. I have found personally and professionally, that Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most helpful therapeutic approach for trauma.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1159-124 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Sep 10, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 weeks

I was a little nervous to reach out and start the process of counseling, but after one session with Joe I was positive I did the right thing.
Not only is Joe respectful and listens, I really appreciate the Biblical advice woven into our sessions. I’ve already recommended some friends to take that first step because I know how beneficial it is.