Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Joshua Koletar
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, but I gravitate most towards working with teens and young adults struggling with anxiety and/ depression, people who feel excluded by the many systems we have to navigate such as LGBTQ and BIPOC folks, people who are working through traumatic experiences, and people who are struggling with matters of identity. I am open to working with couples and families who want to improve their communication and relationships as well.
My clinical approach is heavily influenced by my learning experiences with Kente Circle - I believe that my job as a clinician is to help client unlock their inner genius. My job is not to "fix" things, but to empower the folks I work with to be their best selves and to confront and overcome the barriers they face to being their best and truest selves. I believe that therapy works as a relationship and that the identities we bring to the therapy space influence and impact our work together. I believe that everyone can find success with the right supports - if you do not feel satisfied or comfortable in your work with me, then we can work together to find you the supports that you feel you need to succeed. My clinical style is typically conversational and informal. Modalities that influence my work include Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness/Grounding Techniques, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy.
In my free time, I volunteer as a high school basketball coach, I sing in a community choir, and I love going to trivia events with my friends. I also enjoy puzzles, crosswords, reading, camping, biking, any and all sports, and any media that can tell a good story be it in movies, TV, or video games. One goal I have set for myself is to learn all of the flags of the world.