JOSEPH LUNSFORD, LMFT, MDIV
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We all face dark times in this life but due to my own experiences and that of those I have helped, I know there is hope for you. The first step is the hardest and if you are ready, I look forward to joining you in your journey of healing and growth.
I would like to start out this introduction by sharing why I am so passionate about counseling and how my own story led me to where I am today. In 2008, I was a helicopter pilot in the army, but after a combat deployment, which led to a devastating divorce and years of readjustment difficulties, my focus in life changed. During these deeply personal experiences, I became aware of the hurt and the brokenness of others and have a desire to help others to overcome – as I did.
Since then, I graduated with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a master’s in Divinity. And over the last 8 years, I have served as a counselor for veterans and their family members in the Veteran’s Administration. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including marriage & family, PTSD, shame, anger regulation, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, and spiritual issues.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping couples find reconciliation and helping overcome an array of different struggles. The approach I like to use with couples & family is Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Theory.
As a Trauma informed therapist, it is a sacred moment when a client invites me to join them as they process their past trauma(s). There is healing, whether the trauma is from combat, sexual assault, first respond or traffic accident. I have found personally and professionally, that Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most helpful therapeutic approach for trauma.
As a Christian, I believe we are created with a physical body, a soul and a spirit which are all integrated with each other. So when welcomed, I love to provide a faith based prospective to my counseling.
I look forward to working with you.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
- Anger Issues
- Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
- Body Image
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Divorce & Separation
- Divorce Mediation
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Family Conflict
- Grief & Loss
- Internet/Social Media Addiction
- Law Enforcement/First Responders
- Life Coaching
- Men's Issues
- Mental Health Professionals
- Obesity & Weight Management
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Phobias & Fears
- Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
- School Performance
- Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
- Sex Offenders
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep Disorders
- Sports Performance
- Stress/Stress Management
- Substance Use Disorders
- Suicide Loss
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Military Families
- Trauma Survivors
Faith Based Specialties