JW StaffJosh is the Founder and Executive Director at Baylight Counseling. He's married to Christy, and is dad to Trevor, Karis, Liam, and Liana. Josh is a former police officer, and cancer survivor. He loves baseball, and Cuban food.

Favorite Verse: Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18)


Training and Education

  • Doctor of Ministry (ABD), Biblical Counseling, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dissertation: A Biblical-Sacramental and Clinically-Informed Approach to Attachment for the Christian Adoptive Family
  • Master of Arts (2015), Biblical Counseling, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Bachelor of Science (2011), Christian Ministry, Trinity College of Florida.
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Critical Incident First Responder Training, NAMI, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Focus Areas

  • Marriage and Pre-Martial Counseling.
  • Men's Counseling (depression, anxiety, anger, sexual addictions, PTSD, abuse, domestic violence, same-sex attraction, Christian faith issues).
  • Family/Parenting Counseling.

Contact Information

Email Josh

To Schedule an Appointment

Please visit our Register and Schedule page to establish your secure online portal, fill out our online Intake Form, and schedule your first or follow up sessions via Josh's individual, online calendar.