Josh Kohansamad, AMFT

Josh is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist (# 129682) who is currently under the supervision of Dr. Max Maisel, PhD. Josh received his Masters degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, CA. Before joining Dr. Maisel’s practice, Josh worked as a therapist who specialized in treating OCD, anxiety, and depression at the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, a prestigious non-profit organization

Josh has devoted his professional career to helping people heal with OCD and anxiety disorders by providing state-of-the art interventions with a warm, compassionate, and engaging style. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has helped develop resources for young clinicians learning to treat OCD and related disorders. He has been invited to lecture at local universities to help graduate students understand theory and practice of evidence-based therapies for anxiety.

In addition to OCD and anxiety disorders, Josh has a special interest in relationships and dating and he has helped many men learn to empower themselves in their dating lives.

In his free time, Josh enjoys taking part in improv comedy, travel, and learning about health and fitness

Josh is passionate about working with children, teenagers, and adults struggling with:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Development
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behavior
  • Depression

His Specialties Include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Stress management
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