Josh Jonas is a native of Huntington in Long Island, New York. He currently is Director at The Village Institute for Psychotherapy in Manhattan, NY, where he also practices as a psychotherapist.
Josh specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and couples therapy. He also runs group therapy throughout the year. Josh works with a diverse overall patient base and his current focus is to make mental health and psychotherapy a pillar in healthcare. Additionally, he sees an urgency to draw focus to everything that is happening to men (suicide, drug addiction, depression) into a new light in order to make psychotherapy an accessible option, to remove the stigma and to present it for men so that they can actually utilize the resources. Follow Josh here to see how he is working to make mental health a part of men's health.
See some of Josh's recent articles on the subject here.
Josh began his professional work with trauma and addiction at The Phoenix House in Queens, NY where he worked with his patients to deal with drug and alcohol addiction head on. He has since practiced as a psychotherapist at the Village Institute for Psychotherapy since 2011.
"For many men, we fear nothing the way that we fear failure. We need to confront the failure. When we live a life of avoiding this fear, we are stuck in a life un-lived."
- Josh Jonas
Josh graduated from Boston University in 1997 with a major in theater. He pursued acting for many years in New York City and in Los Angeles. While living in a studio apartment in East Los Angeles, and working several jobs to support himself, he wrote and acted in a one-person show called "Capture Now". The play was produced Off Broadway in NYC and directed by Larry Moss in 2008. Once "Capture Now" closed, Josh felt a calling to another profession: Psychotherapy.