My name is Joseph Fuhrmeister, and I use he/him pronouns. The focus of my therapeutic practice, among other concerns, is to help individuals living with post-traumatic stress and complex trauma, the LGBTQIA+ population, individuals struggling with phase of life transitions and challenges, and people wishing to understand and manage anger. I take an integrated approach to addressing specific presenting concerns and mental health conditions. Examples of modalities and skills I have experience using: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) skills, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My professional background is in community agency settings providing outpatient individual therapy and group therapy services for a diverse population of adult individuals with mental health concerns ranging from mild to severe. I have case management experience, and I am able to assist clients experiencing encounters with the law, child protective services, homelessness, and other stressors experienced out in the community.
In 2017, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in the area of Psychology at University of Florida. I then completed a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from University of Central Florida in 2021 and was a member of my local chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society in Counseling. I am also a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselor’s Association. A fun fact about me is that before I became a counselor I worked in property management for seven years. After I got married, my husband and I decided it was time for us to focus on bigger dreams. So here I am, doing what I love most! Along with being a plant parent of more plants than I wish to divulge…