Joshua Bogart

Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Supervisor: Samantha Turpin, LPC

I specialize in LGBT+ issues, relationship issues, and/or those wishing to incorporate astrology as a tool into their treatment.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5032721152

Beaverton, OR 97008

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$180

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Single Case Agreement

My Ideal Client

Life throws us curveballs, right? Whether it's heartbreak, job shifts, or deep losses, my clients are on a quest for something beyond the ordinary. They want a connection that goes deeper, steering them toward a more fulfilling life. If you're into therapies that embrace the mystical side of things – think astrology, tarot, and mindfulness – let's dive into the 'woo' together and make your journey more meaningful.

My Background and Approach

My approach for therapy is to assist you on your journey of self-exploration while uncovering and addressing patterns that may be hindering your progress. My therapeutic approach draws from a foundation in Person-Centered therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. What sets my practice apart is my enthusiasm for bridging the wisdom of ancient philosophy and esotericism with contemporary psychology and evidence-based mental health techniques. This unique fusion allows for a holistic and transformative therapeutic experience. I am deeply committed to providing LGBT+ affirming care, which means I am resolute in validating and supporting the distinctive needs of this community. Additionally, I am an advocate for individuals interested in exploring ethical non-monogamy (ENM), as well as those in the kink community. My practice embraces diversity and all parts are welcome.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Life has a way of throwing both wonderful and difficult experiences our way, and I've definitely had my fair share of both. These experiences have helped shape who I am today and how I help others. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about supporting those in my community. As a highly-sensitive person, I've always been drawn to others' pain and hurt. I know firsthand what it's like to fear expressing your emotions or fears to others because of the potential for rejection. But my own life experiences are what led me to become the counselor I am today – someone who is deeply empathetic and committed to helping others. Outside of counseling, you can usually find me exploring other worlds as an avid gamer, movie enthusiast, and bookworm. I also enjoy playing DnD with friends and using astrology and tarot for self-discovery. So whether we're delving into your deepest fears or geeking out over our favorite sci-fi series, know that I'm here to support you in your journey.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I have ongoing training in Emotionally Focused therapy. EFT is an attachment-based therapy that helps clients face existential life issues by creating a strong sense of self and resiliency. This type of therapy is experiential and offers corrective experiences to help clients relate better to themselves and others in a safe and secure way.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    As babies, we come into the world quickly forming relationships with our caregivers. Those caregivers can either be a source of safety and connection or a distant or harsh parent. As children dependent on our caregivers we begin to create safety for ourselves in any way we can. As we grow older we carry these ways of survival with us which plays out in our adult relationships. These may manifest in us as codependency, avoidance, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    IFS believes our minds consist of sub-personalities like a "work part", "romantic part" or even a "self-critical part". Understanding these parts is key, and through IFS therapy, we can cultivate self-leadership to guide them in healthy ways. Compassion for these parts builds trust and leads to a more integrated self.

  • Existential External link

    Sometimes it can feel like we're lost, unsure of our purpose and direction in life. As a therapist, I help you search for meaning and empower you to find your own path. Without direction, it's difficult to find motivation. My therapy provides a safe space for you to explore and question your existence, and come into your own power.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is a therapy approach that can guide you towards a more meaningful life. It's like having a trusted companion who can help you overcome life's obstacles with greater resilience and poise. Through ACT, you'll learn to release the things that limit you and concentrate on what truly counts. You'll discover how to be mindful of the present, acknowledge your thoughts and emotions, and take purposeful steps toward your objectives.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a member of the LGBT+ community, I know what it's like to feel unaccepted and unwanted in society. These negative messages can seep into our souls and make us feel unloveable and out of place. As a gay man, I provide a safe space for candid conversations about LGBT+ issues with someone who understands the unique challenges of our marginalized group. Together, we can find strength in our community and embrace our true selves.

  • Anxiety External link

    Do you feel like a hypervigilant detective, always on the lookout for danger? Negative scenarios playing on repeat in your head, leaving you feeling stuck? Together, we'll dig deep to uncover the roots of your anxiety and develop tools to move forward with confidence and momentum toward your goals.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Are you feeling lonely or disconnected in your relationships? Do you find yourself struggling to form healthy, fulfilling connections with others? If so you are not alone! In our sessions, I help you explore the underlying factors that may be contributing to your difficulties in forming close healthy relationships. Through this understanding, you will be able to develop new skills and strategies to connect with others. You can learn to communicate effectively, set boundaries, and build intimacy.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Does your inner critic keep tearing you down, telling you you're not good enough? Low self-esteem can make it hard to connect with others and leave you feeling stuck in a negative self-image. Through therapy, we'll work together to challenge that critical voice and develop a more positive and compassionate relationship with yourself. You don't have to face this alone – let's build a safe space where you can be seen and heard without judgment.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Grief takes many forms - from the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a place we once called home. In therapy, you don't have to pretend that you're "over it." I offer a safe space where you can fully grieve and process your loss without judgment or pressure. Let's work together to honor your grief and find a path forward.

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