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About

Josh

Specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, and Adolescents. 

Joshua Steinmetz, LMSW

 

 

Graduate of San Francisco State University’s Master of Social Work Program and University of California - Berkeley Undergrad Haviland School of Social Welfare. Specializes in Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Life Changes and Building Healthy Relationships and Lifestyles.

 

 

While at San Francisco State, Josh completed two one-year internships, both at community support agencies. He worked as a Clinical Case Manager at the renowned Larkin Street Youth Services -L.E.A.S.E. Program. There he helped foster youth age17-23 enter their adult years with housing arrangements, emotional support, counseling and access to employment and educational services.  

 

The second year he worked at the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco as a Behavioral Health Specialist and Therapist for youth age 5-18.  While at Berkley, Josh interned at June Jordan School for Equity as an Inclusion Specialist and After School Program Coordinator. His last year at Berkeley he interned at the National Immigrant Justice Center as a Human Rights Researcher and provided therapeutic support to immigrants based on the traumas suffered in their country of origin.  He was passionate about his work and was retained as an employee at the end of the internship.

 

After finishing his Graduate degree, Josh moved to México to complete a Spanish for Health Care Professionals program at the University of Guadalajara. While there he also became certified as a Teacher of English for Foreign Learners (TEFL) and was able to find employment at the International Cultural Institute where he worked for the majority of the 2 years spent there.  He taught all ages and was able to incorporate concepts of social justice, human rights and overall wellness into his classes at the Institue

 

Josh then returned to Arizona after completing his degree in Social Work, and his studies/work abroad to be close to his family.  In Phoenix he began working with Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) as a bilingual adolescent and young adult Therapist. In that time he became certified in Stanford University’s Healthy Living Program and provided weekly groups for individuals with chronic health and pain concerns.

 

Following his work with JFCS, Josh moved to Southwest Key Programs and is now working as a Therapist at the Unaccompanied Minor Program for adolescent U.S. refugees and their families.  Alongside his part time work at Southwest Key Josh began working in a private practice. He began  working with Ben De Jesus, LCSW after recognizing they had much in common, in technique and history.

 

Currently in his practice of therapy, he uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gestalt and Existential Therapy. He uses these therapeutic modalities to treat Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Frequent Mood Fluctuation, and Relationship Conflict. Josh can also help with navigating the health care system and healthy living options at home and throughout the valley.

 

Appointments are available in the Central Phoenix area as well as Gilbert.