MA, LAPC, NCC
Josh Mustain approaches psychotherapy from a holistic orientation, meaning that Josh sees mental health as a balance between emotional, behavioral, cognitive, relational, and social elements; and that these elements must all be attended to in order for one to work through their struggles and reach their highest potentials. Furthermore, a lack of stability in any of these areas, or stagnancy with regard to personal growth (being “stuck”), can result in psychological suffering. Josh began his studies in psychology and counseling after witnessing the devastation that substance dependence can bring, not only to addicts, but also to their families. Josh’s clinical experience includes group and individual psychotherapy for individuals struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, and emotional and behavioral disorders. In his practice, Josh also places emphasis on the experiences of family members whose loved one’s struggle with mental illness.
Areas of Specialization
- Substance use disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Emotional disorders
- Behavioral disorders
- Nutritional/Dietary Concerns
Education & Experience
- MA in Psychology from University of West Georgia, Humanistic Psychology Department
- BA in Psychology from University of West Georgia
- BS in Business Administration and Culinary Arts
Josh is a published author, with a recent publication in Addiction Research and Theory, a journal which aims to discover and elaborate on ways to theoretically and practically approach the problem of addiction. He has held workshops with topics ranging from technology use and its impact on socialization and empathic development and harassment in the workplace.
Josh began his professional career as a chef after earning undergraduate degrees in business administration and in the culinary arts. Josh grew passionate about nutrition and exercise, particularly in the wellness that can result from a wholesome diet and an active lifestyle. Josh also came to see the correlation between self-care and being intentional about how one chooses to construct their lifestyle. Josh has a passion for nutrition and exercise and believes eating healthily and being physically active plays an important role in how people treat themselves overall. He continues to place emphasis on the importance of nutrition and exercise in his current practice.
Josh is married with three young children. He was raised in Fayette and Coweta counties and both of his parents were educators in the Fayette county school system. Josh’s father, a former Nashville recording artist, instilled a love of music in Josh, who has been playing guitar for more than 20 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and hiking and backpacking.