Joshua Opatowsky, LCSW #80765

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Joshua employs a cooperative and client-driven therapeutic style with his clients. His goal is to ensure that all sessions and interactions are as cooperative as possible. Joshua believes that all clients have underlying strengths that serve to benefit them in life and in the therapeutic process. Joshua has extensive experience working with individuals across a broad spectrum of mental health and life concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, relationship difficulties, career challenges, and motivational difficulties.

Joshua earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from California State University, Monterey Bay and earned his Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Bakersfield. Joshua is currently earning his Doctorate of Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Joshua was trained as an advanced generalist. As such, his focus covers a spectrum of specialties including: cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.

In his free time, Joshua enjoys building computers, playing video games, competing in long-distance running events, and live video game broadcasting.

Location

Ages

  • Adults (18+ years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)

Type of Therapy

  • Individual
  • Couples

Concerns

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBTQIA+, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Attacks
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Special Interests

  • Polyamory: Non-traditional relationships

Experience 8+ years

Certifications 

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)

Intensive Study/Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?

Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients’ physical, psychological, and social function.

Educational requirements

Clinical social workers must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical field internship and have at least 2 years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed care plans, and practice in the following settings:

  • Private practice
  • Medical facilities (e.g., hospitals)
  • Mental health clinics