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Joshua Walpole


Josh’s piercing gaze and big presence are uniquely balanced by his deep calm and attentive listening. Drawing deeply from personal experience with addiction, he will help you on the road to recovery.

Therapist Profile

Deeply curious, Josh approaches counseling with an empathetic heart - he personally knows the path down into addiction and has walked the path back to lasting sobriety. He easily connects with teens to anchor the healing process with his gentle, yet powerful nature. He has been involved with the Warrior Heart Boot Camp for years and is finalizing his professional licensure with the LifeStar team. As a married father of four, Josh enjoys the outdoors. Bear Lake or backyard, you can find him surrounded by his family, often sipping on homemade lemonade flavored with berries from his garden.

“Pain in life is inevitable- the key is to find meaning and purpose in our pain to learn and to grow.”
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Education & Certifications

Lifespan Integration Training

M.A. University of Phoenix – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.A. University of Utah – Psychology

B.S. University of Utah – Sociology, Criminal Justice Certificate

A.S. Weber State University – Criminology



“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” -Haruki Murakami

“In the middle of chaos, lies opportunity.” -Bruce Lee

 “If nothing changes, nothing changes” -Courtney C Stevens

 “The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of our soul.” -David O. McKay

“Decide what you want to be…pay the price…and be what you want to be.” -John A Widstoe

“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it to those around us.  If we cannot find a way to make our wounds into sacred wounds, we invariably give up on life and humanity.” -Richard Rohr


He Restoreth My Soul: Understanding and Breaking the Chemical and Spiritual Chains of Pornography Addiction Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ by Donald Hilton

And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment by Laura M. Brotherson

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage by Brene Brown

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You by John Eldredge

Golf and the Spirit: Lessons for the Journey by M. Scott Peck

Children’s Books:

You are Special by Max Lucado

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems


"I See You Podcast" by Julie Lee:

Episode 31: Pornography Addiction Part 1; The Spouse

Episode 32: Pornography Addiction Part 2; The Addict in Recovery

Episode 33: Pornography Addiction Part 3; Hope in Recovery