Josh Vander Zwaag received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University in 2021. Prior to starting with Compass Tree Counseling, Josh was employed as a police officer for 12 years. Josh has a deep sense of compassion for all people and strives to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of his clients so they can achieve their maximum potential and reach their personal goals. Josh believes in a strength based and solution focused approach while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Experience with, but not limited to:
- Teens (16+), College Students, Adults, Couples, and Families
- First Responders
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Issues
- Coping Skills
- Crisis Situations
- Domestic Abuse
Certifications and trainings:
- Josh is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. He is also a Certified First Responder Counselor.