Joshua Pierskalla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides diagnostic assessments as well as individual, group, marital/couple, and family therapy services to youth and adults at the main Willmar center. He currently works in outpatient services, crisis/detox services, and is the clinical supervisor of the New Connections Youth Day Treatment Program.
Joshua’s clinical experience consists of working with children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, marital issues, family issues, adjustment issues, and grief/loss. Joshua utilizes the Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches. He is also a national certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy provider.
Joshua received his Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 2012. He then went on and received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, also from St. Cloud State University, in 2014. During his graduate studies, Joshua worked with sexual offenders and obtained clinical experience in providing individual, group, marital/couple, and family therapy services. Joshua obtains membership as a Clinical Fellow through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He also obtains membership as a Clinical Member through the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Joshua has been employed by Woodland Centers since December of 2014.