Josie has practicing for the last 7 years. She was initially drawn to the career field because she believes that all individuals deserve to be happy and to thrive. She wanted to be able to help others see their own potential for greatness.

Josie graduated with a BA in Psychology from Ashford University in 2016, an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University in 2019, an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2023 and is currently attending Capella University to earn a PhD in Behavior Analysis.

She has specialized training in ABA Therapy, and her areas of expertise include ADHD, ASD, PTSD, ODD, OCD and Trauma. She has worked with a variety of groups including children, teens, parents, couples, families, adults, and LGBTQ+. She is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International (CSI), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). She has worked with parents to educate, train, and create behavioral plans to reduce challenging behaviors. She also created and implemented a positive parenting program that targets both parents’ and children’s needs.

Josie has training and experience working with diverse populations, challenging behaviors, and the neurodivergent population. She believes that mental health is personal to everyone, and finding a plan that will work for each person is essential in improving mental health. Mental health is tied to a person’s thoughts, emotions, spirituality, physical health, and connection to others. This holistic approach, combined with her experience, makes her uniquely qualified to help a variety of clients.

Clients typically say she is easy to talk to and they feel able to express their real issues. They also say that she has helped them to increase their self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve their relationships and mental health. Her goal for each session is to have the client leave the session feeling better and more hopeful than when they arrived.

Josie is also passionate about improving social skills for ADHD and ASD, as well as family relations for individuals within the family unit. She hopes to be able to develop and improve therapies for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma, and improve social and life skills for couples and family relationships.

When Josie isn’t working with clients, she enjoys singing, writing, and listening to music, dancing, being in nature, hiking, camping, reading, playing board, card and video games, and spending time with her large family.