Joshua Gates is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Puyallup, WA.
With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, communication skills, premarital counseling, parenting, addictions, compulsions, stress and anger management, and military family life.
Joshua is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Lutheran University, 2004
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (WA), license # LF00002538
DSM-V Field Trials Collaborating Investigator, American Psychiatric Association, 2012
Professional Activities and Memberships
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member, Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy