About Me

Hello, I am glad you found us here at Faithful Counseling. Thank you for taking the first step by reaching out. Let me tell you a bit about myself, and if I seem to be a good fit for you, we can begin as soon as you would like.

My name is Josh Burke, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for over seven years. I graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013 with a Master in Social Work with a mental health concentration. I chose to attend Roberts Wesleyan as it was a Christian College. Integrating the aspect of faith in every course, was my primary reason for my desire to attend. For six years, I provided individual therapy to clients in the city of Rochester, NY, through their primary care offices. I have since moved out of the primary care office and are working as an Independent Therapist via telehealth and in-person consultations.

I would describe my approach to be goal-oriented and client/person-centered. I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are engaging, practical approaches to problem-solving many concerns as they relate to stressors. ACT is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The goals are to learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent oneself from moving forward in their lives. This helps people begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it. However, being a professing Christian, I seek to integrate faith into every appropriate aspect of the therapy process. Faith is a significant strength for many and should as it is part of the entire person.

Difficult and unpleasant times are part of the human experience. However, no one needs to be alone while doing so. I understand seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and emotionally supportive relationship. Change is not easy, but it is possible.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #090248 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Josh for 2 weeks

I have worked with Josh for two weeks and find him to be both compassionate and directive. He is respectful and you know you are being heard. It is quite evident that he has a gift and I am grateful he has been able to fulfill his calling.