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Joshua DeWeese, LCSW
Whatever your identity may be, I will treat you with dignity and respect, and I maintain a non-judgmental attitude in my work with my clients.

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Joshua DeWeese, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who approaches therapy with a trauma informed and culturally sensitive lens. I have been a resident of Los Angeles for five years, and in 2018 I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. Since graduating I have worked extensively in community mental health settings with adults diagnosed with substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses, as well as survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

In my private practice, my clients present with a wide array of clinical concerns, including life transitions, identity issues, and mental disorders. I understand the role that one's identity plays into one's life experience. Whatever your identity may be, I will treat you with dignity and respect, and I maintain a non-judgmental attitude in my work with my clients.

Education

BA - Sociology, University of Oklahoma

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Internship at Peace Over Violence

Internship at Volunteers of America

License Number and State

CA 103820

Pronouns

he/him

What are your interests outside of work?

When I am not working I enjoy writing, interior decorating/design, and going indoor bouldering. When I have the time I also enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and thrifting with friends.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Homelessness is a cause I am extremely passionate about and I spent over four years working in homeless services providing direct service to clients. Previously I worked at a homeless service organization called The People Concern, which seeks to extend services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Through outreach, case management and mental health intervention, The People Concern works to move clients into permanent supportive housing.

How do you recharge?

Recharging my batteries is important so that I can continue to hold space and be present for others. I practice mindfulness and meditation to help me remain grounded. I use writing to help me process and express my thoughts and feelings, taking inventory of them to ensure they remain my own. I also appreciate down time at home with my cat and on the weekend I like to go hiking or climbing.

Do you have any pets?

I have a Sphynx cat named Jupiter who enjoys going on walks at the park and loves meeting new friends. Jupiter loves to watch TV on the couch and oddly likes being taunted by the pigeons outside on the balcony!

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