A Glimpse Into My Journey
My path of healing, self-disovery, and empowerment began for me at the age of fourteen due to a back injury - I had two herniated discs. What began as a process of physical healing became a larger journey that included exploring and healing all aspects of my life over the course of time. By some good fortune, before having back surgery that same year, I was drawn to the practice of yoga. What attracted me to yoga was the possibility of not only addressing my physical pain but also the more holistic and spiritual benefits as well which addressed the whole person. I was encouraged by this and so my perspective on my healing quickly included included not only my body but included mind, breath and heart with a spiritual orientation at its foundation. This whole-person orientation became and continues to be the foundation of my life and well-being and informs my professional practice.
Naturally, as I entered college, intimate relationships, and the complexity of intimate relationships, became an integral part of my life. My curiosity in intimate relationships was fueled further by the challenges I was having with them. I began to see that my challenges with relationships were often mirrors of 'unfinished business' from my family of origin and that I needed new skills and maturity to have the healthy relationships I desired. What I saw more clearly was that the relationship that I had to get right first was the relationship with myself.
I began to research and examine my own family history and dynamics. I discovered that many of the intergenerational patterns in my family - both functional and dysfunctional - impacted me, or could impact me if I did not do something to address the dysfunctional patterns. I saw how these patterns were wired into my being - body, mind and heart - early on in my life and the ways they continued to live through me.
I discovered that these patterns were often out of my awareness and many times only came to my awareness through my own personal pain. With the support of skilled therapists and teachers, I was able to do, the often uncomfortable, work of making these patterns conscious. In doing so, I was given the possibility for real choice - rather than playing out family and self-defeating patterns unconsciously, I could choose consciously how I wanted to live. Therein, became the real joy of living - making true life-affirming choices consciously.
My relationship with my wife, Ashley, and the life we share, continues to be a fertile ground for healing, self-discovery and integration, becoming more fully myself within a mature adult relationship. Here, love is the greatest healer and teacher.
I am grateful for the path that I am on and for all the teachers, mentors, therapists, guides, and relationships that have been a part of my personal journey. I am also very grateful for all the people I work with and that have confidence in me to support them in their therapeutic process and on their life journey.
If you are considering working with me, my single focus and intention is to be a positive support and help with whatever challenges you may be facing - whether for yourself, your children, your relationship and/or your family.
My life experience and healing journey in conjunction with my professional training informs how I approach my work work children, adults, couples and families. I believe that what brings you into therapy can be a catalyst for growth in all dimensions of your life.
Josh has a true gift for getting to the root of issues and then presenting you with tools to process what you’ve uncovered together. I have healed in ways I never thought possible, and I’ve never been happier or more centered in my entire life. I am eternally grateful for the tools that Josh gave me and the work we did. Sincerely, it has changed my life.
Chris A. - Minneapolis, MI
I’d love to connect with you and see how I can support you or your loved ones. Reach out to me today if you're ready to get started.
Josh was a big help in getting me started on my journey. He was insightful, a great listener and helped me reflect and unravel some "life junk" that had been blocking me.
I'm on a good path now, Josh was a key catalyst in making that happen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Josh for the help and inspiration to take those first steps.
John P. - Greenwich, CT
Joshua Watson is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Connecticut and an American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor. He has clinical experience in numerous treatment settings, levels of care and treatment focuses. In addition to his extensive clinical training and experience, Joshua also has extensive training in yoga and meditation. Since 2010, Joshua has been offering therapy services through his private practice at his office in Greenwich, Connecticut and online internationally.