Dr. Westheimer grew up in Houston, Texas, where he resided through high school. He attended The Colorado College for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Spanish. After college, Dr. Westheimer went to spend several years in the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked in digital advertising around the time of the first dot com boom. He became interested in psychology and mental health while conducting research on refugee mental health with a professor of psychology in San Francisco.
Dr. Westheimer earned his Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His concentration was in health psychology and his dissertation focused on utilizing the group therapy format to conduct medical interventions targeting chronic disease. He completed his residency at Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado. He has enjoyed working in multidisciplinary healthcare settings and spent his first several years in practice at the VA. He held various roles in his time there, including working with home-bound veterans, completing consults in a mental health clinic and acting as behavioral health specialist embedded in a primary medical care team.
Josh started a private practice in 2013 and has transitioned to full-time. He works with individual adults and couples and enjoys assisting people as they navigate career and relationship challenges. He treats people with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders and substance issues. He also has extensive experience with people with chronic medical illnesses. Josh is dedicated to making mental health services accessible and reducing stigma.
Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology – University of Texas at Austin
M.A. – Educational Psychology – University of Texas at Austin
B.A. – Spanish/Hispanic Studies - Colorado College
Texas Licensed Psychologist - #34519
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