Josh Bales, M.Div, M.A. Counseling
Josh Bales joined the Journeys team in May of 2014. He counsels individuals, couples, and families with the primary goal of bringing healing and wholeness to lives and relationships that are broken and separated. In addition to counseling at Journeys, Josh is an established singer-songwriter and recording artist, and an Episcopal Priest. He loves coffee roasting, jogging, and all things Florida. He is the lucky husband of Mindy Bales, father of Daphne Bales, and the owner of a poorly behaved Yorkie, Frederick Buechner Bales. You can find out more about Josh at his website: www.joshbales.com.
Special areas of focus include marital, pre-marital, and relationship counseling, anger management, view of self/identity, self-assertion, emotion regulation, anxiety and stress, depression, masculinity and men’s issues, work with artists and creative personality types, and work with men and women in professional ministry vocations.
Philosophy and Approach
Josh’s approach to counseling is integrative and relational: he draws upon classic psychotherapeutic practices while keeping the therapeutic relationship central. This approach stems from Psychodynamic Theory and Object Relations Theory, and includes the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Existential and Gestalt Therapies. Josh also enjoys using the Enneagram personality assessment to help clients more fully embrace their strengths and weaknesses as individuals.
Josh holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL as well as a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, WI.
Josh is committed to maintaining strict confidentiality of your questions, concerns, and comments. Your emails along with any other forms of communication remain private and confidential(with the few exceptions mandated by Florida state law concerning abuse and/or threat to harm oneself or someone else).
To schedule an appointment with Josh, please contact our office.