Josie Fickell LSW

Josie’s heart for Counseling:

I love to walk alongside people in their journey and for them to feel heard. I am passionate about helping people accomplish their goals and for them to live a meaningful life.

Josie’s Style:

My style is non-judgmental, strengths-based, and flexible. I like to take time to build rapport with my clients and for them to feel safe and relaxed when working with me.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness with a strengths-based approach to help clients build insight, heal, and accomplish their goals.

Special training:

• Cognitive behavioral therapy

• Motivational Interviewing

• EMDR Trained


• Anxiety

• Depression

• Trauma and PTSD

• Bipolar Disorder

• Substance Abuse

• Group therapy

• Family and Individual therapy

Education and Training:

Josie received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor University and her master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Josie has experience offering crisis intervention to children and families in the inpatient hospital setting and the partial hospitalization setting. Josie also has experience working with adults in a variety of settings. Josie believes in meeting her clients where they are at, utilizing their strengths, and utilizing a blend of approaches to help best meet her clients’ needs.

After completing her master’s program from The Ohio State University, Josie took a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand as a volunteer in an orphanage for children 2-7. She helped as a teacher in a variety of subjects and provided childcare.  She then served as an assistant girl’s basketball coach at a local international high school and ministered to the team. In Fall 2022, Josie took a mission’s trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In Nicaragua, Josie provided childcare to families and served in the local hospital and other impoverished areas. In Costa Rica, Josie helped build a shelter for women in recovery from addiction and their children. Josie also worked at the local men’s recovery center in helping men heal and recover from addiction.