Hello! My name is Josh Brody. I am an intern practicing under the supervision of Julia Spain, LPC. I am completing my internship at Gilbert Counselors as I move toward fulfilling the requirements of the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at University of Phoenix.
I'm originally from New Jersey, spent ten years in California (and a few years in between) and have been in the Valley since 2005. My professional identity rests on the belief that all people possess the inherent capacity for positive change, regardless of circumstances or family of origin. However, the greatest challenge most people face is a lifetime's worth of cognitive distortions that speak to the opposite - which is where competent and client-centered therapy proves most valuable.
I have many years' experience counseling adults with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in inpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) milieus. Outside of work, I write screenplays & teleplays, play guitar, and try to help my older teenagers navigate high school and the common pitfalls therein. Thank you for reading. Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to read a little about me.