Josh Whaley, LICSW

I started working at Unity Care NW in April of 2018.  I completed my MSW in Social Work in 2001 from Eastern Washington University.  I earned a BA in Psychology from Western Washington University in 1997. I have been providing counseling to people for nearly 20 years.  I have experience in Hospice Social Work, as well as Clinical Management experience.  I have also worked in Emergency Departments as a Crisis Counselor and have had a private counseling practice in Spokane and Olympia Washington.  I am foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior therapy, and utilize Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment and Cognitive Behavioral therapy approaches in my work with people.  Mindfulness based stress reduction is a mainstay in my work.  I am also an approved Clinical Supervisor and look forward to mentoring the skills of other counselors as we move forward in our careers.  What I strive to do is help relieve the emotional suffering of others through compassion, supportive presence, and a collaborative style that focuses on strengths and capacities of each person.