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Josh Novick

MA, LPC, Type 73 School Counselor

My Approach

You are the expert in your life and, therefore, Josh strives to provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment so that he can help provide patients with the tools and knowledge needed to cope with life’s stressors and struggles. Josh respects and values all races, ethnicities, gender, and sexual identities, etc. Patients can expect to gain insight and tools so that they can be the best and happiest versions of themselves. Josh will help guide you, using your existing strengths, to create personalized goals that can be assessed together. Josh strives to create a safe and supportive environment in which patients can find their strengths, recognize their resilience, and learn tools and coping strategies to use in the future. Josh often works with patients who may be having suicidal thoughts, dealing with trauma, having a hard time going to school/work, or having difficulty balancing relationships, school/work, and activities. Josh primarily works with teens and young adults.

Ages Treated | Teens, Adults

About Josh Novick

My Experience

Josh has always worked to help others, especially individuals in crisis. His career has been devoted to working with teenagers and young adults, which is often a difficult time for individuals. Josh started his career as a social studies teacher and quickly transitioned to school counseling so he could connect on a deeper level with his students. Josh earned his undergraduate degree at Indiana University and graduate degree in school counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Most of Josh’s experience comes from his work as a school counselor at alternative high schools in disadvantaged areas of Chicago. Josh also has experience working at high schools in the North Shore area, spending time at Highland Park High School and working with students from schools such as Loyola Academy and New Trier High School. Recently Josh has been working in a clinical role outside of schools and has worked with many teenagers and young adults to help guide them through difficulties with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, and other very stressful issues. Josh also has experience with crisis, trauma, and gender/sexual identity issues.

Josh is trained in CBT techniques and understands how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors work together. Josh strives to provide a safe and collaborative atmosphere where his patients can grow into their best selves.

Education

Undergrad - Indiana University – Bachelors Social Studies Education
Graduate - Northeastern Illinois University – Masters School Counseling

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

He/His

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step, make an appointment now.