JOSEPH LUNSFORD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • 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
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Military Families
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$90.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1159-124
Wisconsin
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Bethel University
MA-MFT
2014
Bethel Seminary
MDIV
2012