Josiah Barnett

LPC, LMHC

About Me

I hold a master of arts (MA) in Counseling from Western Seminary-Portland, OR. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP holds member schools to the most rigorous standards of counseling curriculum and training experience in the United States. Since there is not a national counseling licensure standard, a CACREP accredited counseling degree is the best asset you can have to achieve licensure–in many states. Major coursework included clinical mental health counseling, skill-based coursework, internship experience, as well as a requirement to complete my own personal counseling. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon. My education at Western Seminary also required me to take additional coursework in Christian theology. This included education about various Christian views and beliefs from Catholicism to Evangelical perspectives. I consider myself a non-denominational Christian who is very open to working with individuals based on their own views of God, the bible and Christianity in general. I am not here to change your spiritual beliefs, I am here to help you use or explore those beliefs in a way that facilitates the help you wish to receive in a counseling environment.
In regards to my clinical approach, I believe people have the capacity to improve their ability to make choices that are congruent with the person they truly want to be or become. You are the expert of your life, not me, but I can help facilitate recognition and utilization of that God-given expertise if you so desire. I also believe that people are affected by their biological temperament, life experiences, past and present relationships with significant people, spiritual beliefs and experiences, and with their core values or core beliefs about life as they see it. My approach to therapy is based in cognitive behavioral therapy, but it also incorporates some ideas and language from person centered therapy, trauma informed care, narrative therapy and psychoeducation. On a fundamental level we will work with understanding and making desired changes to your thoughts, emotions, behaviors and core beliefs. My goal as the therapist is to help clients recognize strengths, identify needs, understand conflicts, discover new options, set goals for personal growth, and make informed choices. I also believe the therapeutic relationship between the counselor and the client is of upmost importance and is key in facilitating honesty and meaningful change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH 60868571 (Expires: 2023-01-01)

LPC #C6405 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Josiah Barnett. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written by K.A. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Josiah for 2 months

Josiah is an excellent listener and he also offers wise counsel with kindness. His expertise is evident and I have learned a great deal from him. I especially appreciate the questions he asks that give me good things to think about between sessions. He has a warm and encouraging demeanor and has been very helpful.

Written by K.Y. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Josiah for 1 month

Josiah is patient and kind. He listens intently and offers a variety of resources and advice. He helps you to see the positive in your situation. He also gives space when neccessary. I would highly reccomend Josiah.

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