Josh Clark, PhD

Josh Clark, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

*NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* You are resilient. You can overcome trauma, heal from pain, rise up out of depression, and free yourself from the grip of anxiety. With warmth, compassion and flexibility, I will help you reignite your innate capacity for connection and purpose.

Client Status

accepting clients

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NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

At a Glance

Me

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2008

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

I specialize in treating trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anger, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and relationship issues. Regardless of your challenge, I will meet you where you are. In a safe and accepting therapeutic environment, we will explore your needs and goals and decide together on a treatment plan. Brain science shows us that our minds have a profound capacity for healing, especially when tapped into correctly. At Resilient Minds, LLC, my private practice, I focus on providing you the treatments that are scientifically proven to work, and that work relatively quickly. I use evidence-based treatments to help my clients realize the life they envision for themselves. Unlike some traditional therapy, evidence-based therapy draws upon cutting edge research to harness your brain's neuroplasticity and create profound, positive changes in your life over a relatively short period of time.

I emphasize the human connection at the core of psychotherapy with my clients. Due to my unique specialization in treating survivors of complex physical and psychological traumas, I am especially drawn to helping people who have complicated or co-existing mental and physical health conditions, especially those who have had limited success with psychotherapy in the past. I take a holistic and pragmatic approach to therapy while calling upon the latest research in mental health and neuroscience. I earned both my Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship through Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals, where I specialized in neuropsychological assessment and treatment of Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other complex physical and mental health conditions.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, focuses on changing our relationship to our thoughts and feelings. With ACT, I will teach you how to generate more present moment awareness, get unglued from obsessive or depressive thoughts, and engage more in value-driven activities. ACT is very successful in treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotion-Focused therapy, or EFT, can help you identify, utilize, and process emotions. Suffering comes when we encounter distressing emotions but try to resist or avoid them rather than accept and feel them fully. With EFT, I help patients learn to recognize their emotions and feel them in a safe and validating way.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Thoughts, feelings and behaviors are inter-related, so altering one can help alleviate problems in another. Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to help you identify, challenge, and modify unhelpful ideas or behavioral patterns. CBT also includes relaxation training and guidance for interpersonal relationships. I use CBT to help clients suffering from phobias, anxiety, panic, or depression.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anger Management External link

    Feeling overwhelmed by anger can be a really lonely experience. Often, it’s those moments when we need connection the most that we end up driving away the people with whom we so desperately wish to connect. I use Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication to help you understand your anger and work with it in more effective ways.

  • PTSD External link

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur as a result of a physical, sexual, psychological or emotional assault, or threat. It can rock you to your core, causing you to rethink everything you once knew. But symptoms of PTSD are very treatable. I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Adaptive Disclosure, and mindfulness strategies to help you move forward in your life.

  • OCD External link

    You may feel trapped by nagging and intrusive thoughts that you feel have no “off-button.” Or, you may feel compelled to engage in certain behaviors to a point where they impede on your quality of life. Have hope. Obsessive thinking and behaviors are very treatable. I help my clients understand their symptoms and unlock the door to an easier, more comfortable way of existing.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety, panic, and phobias can be suffocating. You may feel tense, preoccupied with worry, or experience an elevated heart rate, upset stomach, chronic pain, or headaches. These issues arise when our nervous system goes on overdrive and our body doesn’t distinguish between actual threats and imagined threats. I use evidence-based practices to help you break free from the control of anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    Sometimes we go through life feeling as though we’re missing something, like we’ve lost our spark or that we're hopelessly depleted. Unchecked, depression can spiral downward in such a way that it becomes difficult to function. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I help my clients move through depression and re-connect to a happier, more meaningful life.

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