Joshua Plantz

(LMHC)

About Me

My name is Josh and I am a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Florida for over the past 15 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Clemson University. I earned my graduate degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I have extensive experience working with addictions and recovery with adolescents, as well as working with teens and adolescents with mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and adjustment disorder. I have worked to provide prevention and early intervention counseling services for youth and teens to help prevent or slow an issue before it becomes too severe. I also have experience working with adolescents and youth suffering from a history of abusive relationships (physical, mental and sexual), as well as PTSD that results from these abusive histories. I prefer using a collaborative, solution-oriented approach, as well as using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help my patients work through their problems in an effective, time-efficient manner. Additionally, having family involvement and "buy-in" is integral when engaging adolescents in therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 10394 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

Other #EL05960 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa

Josh is an amazing both professionally and personally! He is very focused on the issues looking to address and always very sympathetic. I would recommend Josh to everyone and look forward to continuing treatment with him!

Written by K.R. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Josh worked with me for 3 months. In this time I felt like he supported me with depression and anxiety. He not only talked me through it, he helped me developed skills to manage it long term and I now feel like I am better than ever at handling all the downs in life.
Thank you so much Josh

Written by M.A. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Josh has been amazing - always there whenever I need to speak. I feel more confident. He helps me understand how my upbringing defined me.

Written by M.O. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

The best of the best! Understands both sides and offers solutions not ultimatums and healthy exercises

Written by H.I. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 6 months

Josh has been a great ear to my teenage son. My son likes talking to him so much that it is the one “thing” I don’t have to remind him to do. Josh gently guides my son to express himself and is really just a person outside of the family he can trust for advice and feedback. I am confident in the trust they have built with each other so that my son (as he is about yo enter adulthood) has someone else to turn to for support and guidance

Written by M.E. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

I've been talking to Josh on teen counseling for two years now and continue to be incredibly happy with his services. I appreciate his style of therapy. You can tell he has a genuine interest in your health and wellbeing.

I have tried many psychologists and counsellors over the years and until now have struggled to develop the necessary trust you need in your therapist to ensure a successful therapeutic relationship.

I'm so glad I signed up to teen counseling and was paired with Josh. He's easy to talk to and has the ability to put you right at ease. He's really flexible with his availability as well, which is fantastic as I live in the other side of the world!

I couldn't be happier with Josh as my therapist, and I look forward to working with him continuingly.

Written by R.O. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Josh has been extremely helpful. He has a great demeanor where he lets you talk about whatever you choose with him and jumps in when it makes sense. He has smart insights and tries to make it fun when he can. Highly recommended!

Written by N.O. on Mar 06, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Josh is so supportive, professional, respectful, flexible, and creates a comfortable place for you to be 100% yourself without the fear of being judged. I’ve been taking these sessions with him more than 4 months and I saw a huge improvement in my life in so many levels. Everytime I speak with him I feel I am leaning something new and valuable. Besides the weekly phone calls, he checks on me throughout the week which is so nice of him.

Written by A.L. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Josh has been a great help to me since joining teen counseling. I hope to learn more from him and become the best version of myself

Written by V.I. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Joshua for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Josh is awesome. He responds at all hours and is always kind, and often funny. I’m so glad I’m working with him.

Written by W.E. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Josh helped me save my marriage.

Written by J.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 7 months

Josh is a fantastic at what he does and its nice to gine someone that talks to you in a way you can understand and that listens and supports you.

Written by V.E. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Josh is really kind, understanding and super easy to talk to! Highly recommend him!

Written by S.A. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Josh is very friendly and welcoming. He has gained my confidence in him from the very start. Would highly recommend

Written by C.H. on Dec 05, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months

Joshua Plantz is a fantastic therapist. He is always quick to respond with helpful insight and points me in the right direction. I've made a lot of steps in the right direction with his help and I appreciate all he does.

Written by M.O. on Dec 05, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

I’m very happy to have Josh as my counselor. Been working with him for a while now. He always checks on me, and find a convenient time for video session that works for me, since I live in different country.
Before starting counseling I was very nervous to talk to someone about my issues, but Josh makes it very easy to communicate with! And because of him I’m able to know exactly what I need and understand myself more!

Written by S.L. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

He is amazing!! I highly recommend him to anyone going through tough times. Great person with a genuine heart.

Written by M.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Joshua is friendly, supportive and engaging. I’m always left feeling supported and encouraged and have been given the tools to develop better coping skills and make positive changes in my life.

Written by J.E. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Josh is fantastic, he has been a great support on our calls and he checks in between calls which I really appreciate. Hes attentive, approachable and genuine.

Written by M.E. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Josh is very patient and kind in his approach, I feel safe sharing details with him (I don't fear judgement). He has helped me look at things differently and more clearly.

Written by H.A. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Great listener

Written by F.A. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Thanks for your help!

Written by J.O. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks

Joshua is a very pleasant and professional counselor to speak with. He responds and takes his time with everything your going through and helps in every way. I’m glad I have signed up with teen counseling and choose him because I feel he has helped me in many ways and continues to do so everyday. There is many things he does to help you and very supportive with everything. I have never had to see or talk to someone about anything, but Joshua has made the process the best thing I choose to do in my life.

Written by E.M. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks

Joshua has been very kind and patient with me. He's made my first experience with therapy a very positive one. I look forward to working with him more.

Written by E.L. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Joshua is an extremely supportive counselor, approachable,w and really easy to talk to. The support he offers isn't prescriptive to one particular type of counseling, and is instead personalised to each problem. I feel lucky to have been paired with him. I look forward to growing with each one of our sessions.

Written by M.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Josh is a great counselor. We're dealing with relationship related issues and are on our 2nd week of therapy. Josh has been very attentive, responsive and understanding. We really value his focused approach which is helping us resolve specific issues we're facing and we look forward to continuing the therapy with him.

Written by L.A. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great support, great listening, a good space to talk about things

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Joshua has helped me a lot and helped me be in control and find ways to manage my anger in situations . I would not have gotten this far with out his help

Written by A.L. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joshua helped me so much and after taking a break and coming back, I would still choose Josh because I trust him. He’s really great to talk to and he really does help :)

Written by C.L. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Out of all the people I've been to Joshua is by far the best! Such an amazing character that knows what to say and when to say it! Thank you Josh!

Written by M.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Joshua is a great counselor and I'd highly recommend.

Written by M.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Excellent counsellor that helped me overcome my addiction with very useful tips. He's also a great listener! Strongly recommend!

Written by S.H. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He’s great. Practical in his approach.

Written by D.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Kind, reasonable and informed advice.

Written by Þ.Ó. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

He knows what he is doing he has helped me so much more than I had expected. I surely have never been to such good counseling. He is professional but not too much he allows himself to share as well with me so I feel like I know more about the person behind the screen and I always get quick responses. He is clearly doing something right because people around me notice a big change. I have recommended this site to almost all my friends.

Written by L.A. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Joshua for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and anger management

Joshua has been the absolute best therapist I have ever came across. The most genuine, interested and thoughtful counselor I’ve been in contact with. He’s been a GREAT listener, with the most stimulating questions ever. He’s guided me through the roughest time I’ve been through, and I’ve been through too much bad. He’s shown me the light so slowly and progressively, yet so extremely powerfully. You are a very lucky human being if he’s matched up with you. Very dedicated and emotionally committed, would absolutely recommend to anyone who needs that type of guidance! Words can’t express my gratitude to the work he’s done with me:’))) I appreciate you so much Joshua, thank you for crossing paths with me!!!!!

Written by T.H. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

A top fella and knows his stuff - respectful, comedic and straight to the point which i loved
Would recommend sticking it out with him if you can he is sure to help

Written by B.O. on Dec 13, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Joshua is amazing and very empathetic to every situation. He is great at offering perspective

Written by M.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Josh is an extremely relatable and supportive counselor. He's good at adapting his methods to match your specific needs and personality. Working with him has been a pleasure.

Written by J.O. on Nov 29, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Joshua has been consistently supportive and helpful, offering sound advice and strategies.

Written by S.A. on Oct 27, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Joshua has been helping me through a tough time in my life, and he’s been so supportive, non-judgmental, patient and gently encouraging. I’m really glad I got matched with him and would happily recommend him to anyone else needing help.

Written by H.A. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Josh has helped me cope with my emotions during a tough time. I continue to rely on his expertise when it comes to my daily life and struggles. He is calm and supportive.

Written by A.L. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I like his personality. He doesn't make me feel like a weirdo

Written by Y.U. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is great! Highly recommended.

Written by M.O. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Joshua has had a key role in my rehabilitation. The beauty about his style is it is quite passive. He slowly guides you to self-realization and helps you identify what triggers your relapse. It’s a day-by-day challenge and thankfully Joshua is always following up with me.

Written by G.R. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Joshua is extremely insightful and helpful. He communicates in a style that I can truly relate to and I appreciate that very much. His questions help me dig deep and think about my concerns and behaviors. I've been very comfortable talking with him and his continued attention to my concerns and reminders to stay in touch with him have been reassuring. I've been very pleased with our interactions and have made progress. I am grateful for him and his expertise.

Written by K.E. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Josh was very helpful and caring. I appreciated his straight forward attitude and approach and felt he did a great job. He was very willing to make himself available.

Written by V.I. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Josh is very patient and understanding and makes a great effort to respond quickly! I feel he is very knowledgeable as well as relatable. So thank you, Josh!

Written by Z.A. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

For the short period of time I chatted with Joshua, he was excellent to work with!

Written by S.K. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Josh has already helped my relationship in a monumental way, and we’re literally just getting started together. I look forward to exploring more skills with Josh and watching my life improve even more. It’s a blessing to have found him as my trustworthy and caring guide.

Written by M.A. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Josh is responsive and supportive. He asks the right questions for me to ponder over and guides me to notice the recurring theme in many of my behaviours and helps me work through it in small pieces.

Written by C.A. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I have only been working with Joshua for a short time, but so far he has been extremely helpful. He has a way of talking you through your problems that doesn’t feel judgmental or like he has any agenda. He guides you to work through things in a reassuring way that helps you find clarity. I look forward to continuing my work with him.

Written by K.A. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Josh is fantastic. Very personable, down to earth and easy to talk to. He gave us some really solid suggestions and advice that we used to get ourselves back to a better place, both emotionally and physically. He still checks in on us even though we no longer need weekly sessions, just to let us know he is here if we want to talk about anything.

Written by O.Z. on Jun 29, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joshua is very attentive and he listens without judgement. He always know how to respond in any given situation. He has helped me tremendously since we started our sessions.

Written by F.I. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, and adhd

Straight into the deep stuff. Joshua doesn't waste time. Problems are targeted from day one unlike standard therapists who spend 4 sessions 'building their picture'. He comes across as honest, easy to talk to and is vigilant. His resume shows that he is highly experienced and working with him, this is very much apparent. Recommended.

Written by S.H. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Joshua is an excellent counselor. I feel he is there for me, responding to my messages and checking in when i don't write. His responses are focused on me, they are honest and give me an insight on what is going on in my head.

Written by S.O. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very happy with the counseling received! Joshua is very knowledgeable, listens well, and is considerate.

Written by J.U. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

We are so sad to stop seeing Joshua. We always look forward to our meetings but after a couple months, we are doing so well that we don't need his services anymore. He is wonderful, funny, a great listener and offered us practical advice- which we loved. Thanks so much.

Written by J.E. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Joshua is amazing, empathetic, down to earth and very knowledgeable. He has helped me tremendously.

Written by J.O. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Josh is great! He understands my point-of-view, but also provides great feedback to approach situations in a new light.

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joshua has been extremely helpful and a great guide.

Written by B.A. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Joshua has been extremely helpful, kind and understanding! He really helped me understand the root of my problems and help me get on the road to recovery.

Written by A.I. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Josh has been an excellent support for me while going through a very difficult breakup. It was easy to get to know him and connect quickly through our first few exchanges. He has listened carefully to my concerns, proposed questions that help me to process what has happened and most importantly he has “rode the wave” with me in a completely non-judgmental, encouraging manner.

I am so grateful for Josh’s insights and reminders of my strengths. He has helped me build emotional resilience and to develop confidence in my decision making. Would highly recommend him!

Written by A.L. on Apr 28, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Felt like he really listened to all my concerns and was patient with how late I was responding.

Written by M.. on Apr 11, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joshua is wonderful! He is very knowledgable and responds quickly to all methods of contact. He is respectful and non judgmental. He brings an energetic and positive attitude to all of our video session along with messages. We both feel very lucky to have been paired up with him because in just two weeks we are already making progress. We both would highly recommend him!

Written by L.A. on Mar 18, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

Joshua is excellent and has been helping me with kindness, knowledge and humour. He is clearly an expert in his field and is always thoughtful and considers my points very thoroughly.

Written by J.A. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far so good I really like my counselor. He seems to really understand me

Written by K.E. on Feb 09, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Joshua is an extremely smart, intuitive, caring and proactive counselor. He always seems to very quickly "get" what's going on for me, offers support, insights, encouragement, and excellent suggestions for how to move forward. I could not have asked for a better counselor for my needs.

Written by S.H. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joshua is a great listener, patient, dependable, and provides great advice.