DR. JOSHUA L. CLARK
With warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor, I build a collaborative therapeutic relationship and utilize evidence based treatments to help my clients transform their lives for the better. Due to my unique specialization treating survivors of complex physical and psychological traumas, I am especially drawn to helping people who have complicated and co-existing mental and physical health conditions, including those who have had limited success with therapy in the past. I also specialize in working with OCD and obsessive thinking. I call upon the latest research in mental health and neuroscience while taking a holistic and pragmatic approach to therapy with each one of my clients.
I earned both my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. During my predoctoral internship at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center I specialized in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). During my postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Portland Health Care System I specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other complex physical and mental health conditions. Additionally, I completed a 3 year training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, where I treated suicidal adults and adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Over the past decade, I've also trained and practiced in counseling centers, community clinics, retirement homes, and private practices. In addition to my private practice, Resilient Minds, LLC, I work as a staff neuropsychologist with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Previously I served as the PTSD Specialist on an integrated behavioral health care team.
I have been a licensed psychologist in the State of Oregon (license no. 2597) since 2015. In addition to my clinical work, I supervise advanced graduate students at the VA and I am a core teaching faculty at the Oregon Health & Science University's new Clinical Psychology PhD Program.
After nearly two decades managing large programs in social services, humanitarian affairs, and public safety at an international level, I co-founded Resilient Minds, LLC and oversee its day-to-day operations in order to make a positive difference in my own community, in the individual lives of the people around me. I earned a Master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelor's degree in Human Communication from Arizona State University. Seeking therapy takes courage; I love helping clients connect to the cutting-edge treatment they need with ease and simplicity so they can feel healthier, stronger, and more empowered as quickly as possible.
These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.