Joshua Bogart

Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Supervisor: Samantha Turpin, LPC

I help people heal from past relationships in order to find secure, loving and fulfilling relationships that they truly deserve.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5032721152

Beaverton, 97304

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$150

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 Open Card
  • OHP Single Case Agreement
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My Ideal Client

Is it me? Am I the problem? You feel like you are constantly attracting the wrong people into your life. You feel like you are on this hamster wheel of bad relationships that you desperately want off of. You often feel like you can't say what you want without feeling overwhelmed or that the other person will shame you. All of these issues have caused you immense stress and shaken your self-confidence. You want to be able to have a positive relationship with yourself as well as with a partner.

My Background and Approach

Counseling is a therapeutic relationship. You may feel like a complete mess right now and that is okay! I am here to help you unpack it. You may have been in relationships where you weren't able to express yourself fully because of an overwhelming fear that your partner may leave you. You may not be able to talk to friends or family about super personal things because you are afraid of what they would think. Therapy is a place where you can let all of your parts come out and we can look at them together. In counseling, you may find insight into why you do the things you do. My approach to therapy is that there are no bad parts of you, only parts that want to keep you protected. Their means of protecting you may be harming you and your relationships and we will look at why.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I'm human. I've been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help. I am part of the LGBT+ community and am passionate about helping my community. I was born in a place that was not accepting of who I am and I was unable to live my authentic self. I am a highly sensitive person and have always found myself drawn to others' pain and hurt. I know what it's like to be fearful of expressing your emotion or fears to others because they could reject me. My life experiences are what lead me to become the Counselor I am today. I have previous and ongoing training in LGBT+ Affirmative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Evolutionary Astrology, and am informed in Internal Family Systems therapy.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • 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, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing.

  • 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.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    Our minds are actually made up of sub-personalities. We may have our "work part" or "romantic part" and our work will be to get to know these different parts and understand what they do for our internal system. IFS believes we have an inherent self that can lead these parts in healthy ways by showing them compassion and a sense of self-leadership. This therapy will help the parts begin to trust the self.

  • Humanistic  External link

    Humanistic therapy is a here-and-now approach. This type of therapy creates an atmosphere of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and trust between therapist and client. This approach doesn't dwell on pathology and incorporates the whole person as they find their search for meaning and purpose.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link
  • Codependency External link

    Those suffering from codependency may be feeling like they have to give up themselves in order to make the relationship work. Often times you may put the other person's needs ahead of your own because if you don't the other person may realize they don't love you and leave you. You may have thoughts of "If I am not helpful, useful, or what my partner needs me to be then they are going to leave me" These are all scary thoughts! We can unpack them in a safe space together.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I help individuals or couples dealing with communication issues in their relationships. In individual I help you realize your role in the relationship and insight into why you may be doing the things you do based on things from your past relationships. In couple therapy, I provide a space where you can foster a closer connection to your partner and realize the ways in which you may activate each other.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Being a part of the LGBT+ community I understand what it means to be burdened with feeling unaccepted in certain parts of society. These messages we get from the world can seep into our souls and make us feel unloveable, unwanted, and that we just don't belong. As a gay man, I want to provide a safe place for my community to be able to have candid conversations about LGBT+ issues with someone who also deals with them and can understand easier what it means to be a part of our marginalized group

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss and grief manifest in our lives in so many different ways. It may be the loss of a relationship, a job, or moving to somewhere new. You may also be dealing with the death of a loved one or a pet. Therapy is a place where you can allow yourself to grieve without feeling the pressure of "I have to be over this." I hope to provide a space where you don't have to pretend to not grieve, your grief is allowed here.

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