Josh Friedman (he/him)

Clinical Intern, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Works with ages 18-26

My name is Josh (he/him/his), and I am currently working toward a Masters in Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill. I also have a PhD. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. I’ve always believed in the importance of people’s stories, and the complexity of every person’s
whole self. Therapy is a space where you can grow comfortable with the different parts of yourself—even those that may feel the hardest to show. Understanding those parts can help us build compassion for ourselves, connection with others, and the strength to work through life’s
challenges.

Starting therapy takes courage. In session, I am committed to patient listening, offering a space where you can feel safe, supported, and brave. I’m passionate about working with people on relationships, life-transitions, anxiety, depression, gender, sex and sexuality, loss and grief. While I love working with adults from many different backgrounds and walks of life, I’m especially drawn to work with men, emerging adults (18-26), couples, and new parents. In session, I take a strengths-based approach, drawing from internal family systems, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, as well as feminist, queer, and anti-racist theory.

In my free time, I love cycling, cooking, and spending time with my family. I’m also passionate about buffalo wings and ice cream.

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email | jfriedman@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com