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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #MH 10394 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Other #EL05960 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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!
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
Josh has been amazing - always there whenever I need to speak. I feel more confident. He helps me understand how my upbringing defined me.
The best of the best! Understands both sides and offers solutions not ultimatums and healthy exercises
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
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.
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!
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.
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
Josh is awesome. He responds at all hours and is always kind, and often funny. I’m so glad I’m working with him.
Josh helped me save my marriage.
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.
Josh is really kind, understanding and super easy to talk to! Highly recommend him!
Josh is very friendly and welcoming. He has gained my confidence in him from the very start. Would highly recommend
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.
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!
He is amazing!! I highly recommend him to anyone going through tough times. Great person with a genuine heart.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great support, great listening, a good space to talk about things
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
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 :)
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!
Joshua is a great counselor and I'd highly recommend.
Excellent counsellor that helped me overcome my addiction with very useful tips. He's also a great listener! Strongly recommend!
He’s great. Practical in his approach.
Kind, reasonable and informed advice.
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.
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!!!!!
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
Joshua is amazing and very empathetic to every situation. He is great at offering perspective
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.
Joshua has been consistently supportive and helpful, offering sound advice and strategies.
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.
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.
I like his personality. He doesn't make me feel like a weirdo
He is great! Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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!
For the short period of time I chatted with Joshua, he was excellent to work with!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very happy with the counseling received! Joshua is very knowledgeable, listens well, and is considerate.
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.
Joshua is amazing, empathetic, down to earth and very knowledgeable. He has helped me tremendously.
Josh is great! He understands my point-of-view, but also provides great feedback to approach situations in a new light.
Joshua has been extremely helpful and a great guide.
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.
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!
Felt like he really listened to all my concerns and was patient with how late I was responding.
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!
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.
So far so good I really like my counselor. He seems to really understand me
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.
Joshua is a great listener, patient, dependable, and provides great advice.