About Joshua Marlar

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Who Do I Think I Am?

Not many people land on this page by accident.  How did you get here? I’m a naturally curious person.  The amount of semi-useful information I accidentally stored in the last few decades feels staggering.  Do you know what the product code is for a jalapeño?  It’s 4693.  Now you know. Somewhere along the way a wise person told me that “everything makes sense if you have all the information.”  I didn’t think much of it at the time, but WOW!  It changed my life.  

What I bring to a session is a natural curiosity along with honest, genuine concern for my clients.  I don’t fake emotion and our relationship will be quite real.  Sure, I’ll be professional and compassionate, but if you cry, there is a very real chance I’ll be right there with you (It’s happened).  On the other side, when you’re racking up those wins in life, I’ll be there celebrating with you.  I don’t judge.  Everybody has a story, and everybody is doing what they think is best in a given moment.  Are we always right? Of course not.  

Why does that even matter?  Well, whether you’re trying to figure out how to get through the day avoiding some trauma trigger from your past, or you’re in a relationship that feels like one long fight stuck on repeat, or you just can’t figure out why it feels like you’ve lost some connection and can’t seem to find it with a map and a flashlight, I know you’re trying. Sometimes we need help figuring out what it is we are looking for, or we just need help finding what we know we need.  

That’s where I come in!  Some of the useful things I have very intentionally learned is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the gold standard in relational counseling, and EMDR, a groundbreaking trauma treatment that helps unravel the stored rat’s nest of uncomfortable and often terrifying experiences and memories that we’ve carried with us for years.  Along with a toolbox full of other skills, tips, tricks, and insights I’ve gathered in my career, I will do my very best to walk along with you on your journey to the best version of yourself, or your relationship, or both.  I know you’re tired of the fight.  Let’s get into it once and for all.  

Are you ready to take the first step?

My Values


Mutual trust and safety is the most important thing to our relationship.  My commitment to confidentiality is the cornerstone of everything we will do.


There are a lot of tools in our toolbox (yours and mine).  We shouldn't be afraid to use any of them.


We are all doing our best and the struggle is real, whether it seems that way from the outside or not.  You deserve to be seen and heard.


Genuine healing begins when individuals are accepted for who they are, fostering trust and openness in our therapeutic journey.