WELCOME! You have reached the website for Joshua Newman, licensed professional clinical counselor. Here you will find information about the services that I provide to individuals, couples, and families. You will also find information about the evolution of psychological counseling as well as links to online resources. The doors of my practice have been open since 2005 and I have worked in the mental health field for over 17 years. It is both an honor and a pleasure to serve the people of New Mexico. I look forward to your call.
My philosophy of treatment is holistic, eclectic, and client-centered. As I work, I consider the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - and that point of view guides my treatment decisions. I consider myself to be an eclectic practitioner and so I use multiple therapies - psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential. I also draw from the deep well of meditation practice as a supplement to psychotherapy. Ultimately, I aim to be in tune with what works for each individual client. My approach can be described as East-West, as I am trained in both the current, research-guided trends of Western psychology as well as in the ancient, time-honored, contemplative practices of Eastern philosophy. Lastly, I believe in the importance of collaboration with other health care providers.
The foundation of an effective, satisfying counseling experience is a balanced, working relationship between counselor and client. This is achieved through skillful communication, empathy, and respect. My counseling style is both supportive and confrontational. In my experience, people benefit from both being validated and being challenged. I always seek to understand where my clients are coming from and what they hope to gain from therapy. My treatment plans are culturally-sensitive, and highly individualized to accurately address the needs of each individual, couple, and family.
It is my intention to help others through empowerment. With compassion, courage, and creativity, we can improve our community and be of service to the world at large.
All photos, with the exception of portraits, were taken by Joshua Newman.