Meet Josh Hetherington, LMFT
I'm trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, in 2000. I've dedicated my professional life to working with individuals, couples and families on understanding what keeps them stuck and then removing the barriers. This requires feedback from clients. I take steps to get feedback from the people I work with to help me understand what is helping, and what is not.
It is always a privilege to get to know people and develop an understanding of who they are and what makes them choose to act. I am always interested to get to work with people who are similar and different from me. I'm LGBTQIA affirming and value culture, race and gender as critical parts of all of our identities.
Relationship counseling often leads to understanding vulnerabilities. How do we all manage our fears, our anxieties, our shame and guilt? What place is there in our lives for these aspects of our humanity? Understanding vulnerability with compassion and curiosity is at the heart of psychotherapy. I strive to help clients enhance curiosity and compassion for the most extreme and costly parts of themselves. It seems counter-intuitive, but through this understanding and acceptance, change is possible.
I am also dedicated to building the community of helping professionals. I supervise students and professionals and am always excited to meet with other therapists and students to hear about their work and to share my experiences. This community is essential to the longevity of our work.