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Josh Freker



Josh fosters a reassuring and calm space for his clients, because he knows that therapy can be uncomfortable for many people. If you find it hard to talk about yourself, Josh will work with you to find language and explore your experiences. He strives to understand the distinctive contours of his client's lives without making assumptions or snap judgements.

Josh's work is guided by psychodynamic and relational ideas. This means he believes the unique relationship between a therapist and a client can be a tool to gain meaning and healing. It also means he's curious about how your past and unconscious shape you, but without being deterministic. He can focus on short-term challenges and solutions. He will listen to your needs and follow your lead, but will also share his own questions and interpretations.

Education and Training


MSS (MSW equivalent) • Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research

BA • Swarthmore College

Areas of Specialization

Identity exploration (sexuality, gender, racial, ethnic, intersectional), anxiety, depression, trauma, existential concerns, parenting, relationships, adoption, sex, desire, obsessive thoughts, social isolation, grief & loss

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Attachment-based

  • Trauma-informed

  • Client-centered