Joseph McCullough MDiv

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Works With

Teenagers (12+), Adults (18+), Couples, Families

Specialties

Couples Therapy, Marriage Preparation (Premarital Counseling), Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Communication Skills, Childhood trauma, Unwanted Sexual Behaviors (e.g. unwanted pornography use), Faith Practice, Religious Trauma

I provide therapy for couples and families, with teenagers or adult children, who experience recurring rupture in their relationships and want to experience lasting healing and resiliency. Instead of being a safe and secure base from which we can explore the world and its challenges, our families and intimate relationships can instead be places of tension, pain, and stress, driving us apart instead of bringing us together. These splintered relationships are lonely and burdensome, often leaving those involved distancing themselves as a means of relief, further deepening the divide and underscoring the grief that comes with once-warm relationships now turned icy. This, compounded with the general challenges that life brings to us, puts us into a state of overwhelm and disconnect.

Through intentional and skillful work, these relationships can be healed and rekindled. Often, the relational challenges that we face are themselves the keys we need to unlock even deeper and more fulfilling connections with each other. This work isn’t easy or comfortable, but in therapy, we can work through complicated feelings and difficult conversations together, ultimately working toward self-sustaining and resilient relationships that strengthen us and make life’s challenges manageable.

I also work with individuals who are experiencing negative or unwanted aspects of their lives which may be complicating their relationships with others or even themselves. This might be suffering from loneliness, depression, anxiety, or even unwanted sexual behaviors. These burdens, on their own, are heavy to bear, but can often multiply with negative feedback cycles in our relationships (or lack of relationships), making them downright unbearable.

Together we can navigate these challenges, building strength-in-self, resilience, and overall well-being that can free us from unwanted behaviors or the debilitating effects of anxiety or depression as well as reconnecting with others in healthy and sustainable ways. Building a meaningful and connected life can begin today!

I utilize a systemic approach to therapy, looking at the whole of the person and their circumstances and relationships in order to bring about lasting change. I draw on Systemic Family Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Prepare/Enrich, Narrative Therapy, ACT, AEDP, and other therapeutic models to tailor an approach that is effective and works for you where you are right now.

If you’re ready to get started, I offer a 20-min consult to see if we are a good fit. I’d love to help you or a member of your family get the help they need to live better.

“Joseph has completed a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and is in the process of completing a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Family Institute (expected graduation Fall 2024). He has completed training in Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1, he is a Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator, and has a Certificate in Level 1 Trauma Focused Narrative Therapy from The Allender Center at the Seattle School. He also has completed CAMS Training for treating suicidality.”

I enjoy being outside and exploring our wide and wild world. Even more so when I’m with my partner (in life and work) and two kids. I love great food, meaningful conversations, and good craftsmanship.