Bilingual Therapist (English and Croatian-Bosnian-Serbian)
Joško is a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families in their journey toward mental well-being. Joško's commitment to compassionate care, his diverse skill set, and his multilingual abilities make him an invaluable ally on your path to mental well-being.
He believes in a client-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic approaches, he tailors his methods to your unique needs and goals. Joško's areas of proficiency encompass adjustment disorders, trauma, grief and bereavement, anxiety, depression, anger management, and couples counseling. His collaborative style empowers you as you work together, adapting treatment as your needs evolve, inspiring hope and bravery along the way.
With almost two decades of experience in the mental health field and additional specialization in medical social work, Joško brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice. He holds certifications in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and TEAM (Testing, Empathy, Agenda-Setting, and Methods) -CBT Level 1, utilizing evidence-based modalities to enhance your therapeutic journey. Holding two master’s degrees in social work and business administration, Joško brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and business acumen to his practice.
Joško's cross-cultural background shines through in his practice, underscored by his international work experience, active participation in cross-cultural teams, involvement in cross-cultural relationships, and enduring identity as a U.S. immigrant. This experience allows him to provide culturally sensitive and inclusive care. Fluent in English and Croatian-Bosnian-Serbian, Joško offers therapy in these languages, ensuring effective communication and understanding for clients who prefer therapy in their native language.
Beyond his therapeutic work, Joško is a part of the adjunct community at Grand Valley State University, where he teaches undergraduate and master's classes. You can find him investing in new social workers through courses like Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privileges, Integrated Methods, and Field Placement.
Outside of his professional life, Joško finds joy in spending quality time with his loved ones. Whether immersed in the captivating narratives of books or theater or engaging in friendly competition through board games, he embraces life's diverse experiences.
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