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Joshua Curry

(724) 419-9110

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Thriveworks Associates
1425 Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Hello. My name is Joshua John Curry. My counseling/therapy career commenced during my time with the United States Army. I had the privilege to work as a career management counselor. That was an opportunity in which I learned that I had immense passion to help others. It also exposed me to the realization that people from all aspects of life struggle with significant challenges.

I moved on to work as mental health therapist, and a substance abuse prevention and education counselor. My professional endeavors exposed me to tremendous people who endured immeasurable challenges: ranging from the mismanagement of criminogenic impulses, parenting difficulties, substance use disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress, and an array of supplementary complications. I learned that with motivational interviewing, and a positive support system, people are capable of achieving monumental feats.

I hold an Associate of Arts in General Studies. I moved on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. I earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. I subsequently attained a Master of Science in Public Safety. I am presently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Psychology.

I prioritize the needs and aspirations of clients. Through methodical rapport building and a nonjudgmental approach, I have helped countless people move on to live the lives they envisioned for themselves.

Counselor Interview Questions:

What made you want to become a therapist?

This was something I was introduced to during my time with the United States Army. I received orders to fulfill a counseling assignment. I learned that not only I was immensely extroverted; but I loved helping others.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

I feel as though I proportionately enjoy working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. They typically have an array of challenges they are attempting to manage because of the immense magnitude of everything correlating with active addiction.

What do you like most about working with clients?

I enjoy having involvement with clients as they methodically work towards the accomplishment of their goals.

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People get stuck because they have not wholeheartedly embraced everything needed for the respective change. They get unstuck by completely committing to the achievement of their goal.

5. Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

Working with substance use disorder clients can be challenging because of where they are regarding the stages of change. They need to be constantly reminded that relapsing, recidivism, and potential death are correlating entities.

6. What's the best part of your day?

I feel as though the latter portion of the afternoon is the most productive part of my day.

7. Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

I have found Motivational Interviewing to be immensely advantageous.

8. What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

I learned that I have to match people where they are with the stages of change and progress at their pace: rather than carrying myself where I feel as though they should be.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

I attempt to teach each client to not get discouraged by the iterative counseling process; and that change may not be instantaneous

What type of clients do you work best with?

I found that I work best with those who are not optimistic about counseling because of what they believe were negative experiences. I like to look into what they feel as though could have been done differently; and use that information to modify my approach to what they are seeking.

Helps with...
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Career Counseling
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Co-dependency
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men’s Issues
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-Achievement
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Thriveworks Associates
1425 Beach Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Tel : (724) 419-9110

Monday-Friday: 8AM-9PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8AM-5PM