Behavioral Health Clinic Manager
MS in Counselor Education, Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BA in Psychology - Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
National Board of Certified Counselors
Joshua graduated from UW-Whitewater and received his Master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse. During that time, he interned for Walworth County Human Services in their Behavioral Health and Crisis Intervention departments providing emergency services to psychiatric patients. After graduation, he accepted a similar position with Jefferson County Human Services working in their emergency mental health unit.
Joshua is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Wisconsin and certified to treat substance abuse disorders. He is also board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. His overall philosophy is derived from brief psychodynamic theory; solutions-focused theory, and the principles of Jungian psychology.
“I am a firm believer that health and wellness play an essential role in managing a person’s overall behavioral and physical health.” Josh routinely works with UW-Whitewater’s Applied Health Psychology lab mentoring students and assisting with psychological principals. In his spare time, he enjoys competing in triathlons and traditional running.
Working as a team, an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider (IBHP) and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) consider the physical, behavioral, social and emotional aspects of your health and help you determine a course of action that will work best for you.
Fort HealthCare’s IBHPs are psychologists or licensed clinical social workers that understand the connection between the mind, body and spirit, as well as the impact of these areas on a person’s health. They can help you and your PCP develop treatment plans for smoking cessation, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, alcohol use, or other necessary lifestyle changes. The IBHP can also help you to develop skills to effectively manage social, emotional or behavioral difficulties.
The new program will provide more immediate, solution-focused strategies to address behavioral health needs, offer continued access to psychiatric services and improved communication and coordination of care between primary care clinicians, mental healthcare providers and agencies. Most important, we believe this program offers improved overall health for our patients by delivering preventive and acute behavioral health care in the most effective manner.
Our board certified psychiatrists provide assessment, evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance abuse and addiction. They are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Because they are medical doctors they may also determine if there is a need for medication to restore imbalances in body chemistry that are often contribute to your mental health and well-being.
Created by the Dodge Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership and the City of Watertown Department of Public Health
500 McMillen Street
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538