Joey (Jose) Oquendo, MSW, ACSW

What should your client know about you?

I believe that everyone needs someone, sometimes to help them navigate the slew of life’s challenges. I am passionate about helping people dictate the narrative of their lives and shaping society to become more compassionate and equitable. As an associate clinical therapist, I have experience working with a range of mental health disorders and life challenges, including marriage, trauma, abuse, sexually problematic behaviors, depression, and anxiety, and helping people unpack and process their racial/cultural identity and religious experiences and experiences of injustice. Empathy and attention to detail are central to my life and work. I am devoted to learning about who you are and how I can help in your healing and life journey.

What is your approach to therapy?

I take a person-centered approach that focuses and hones in on the details and challenges each person faces with the intent to inform, assist with self-discovery, and resource their healing and advancement.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Individuals can anticipate taking away from each session self-discovery, insight, and empowerment toward facilitating their growth and healing.

What was your path on becoming a therapist?

I have earned a Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Southern California (USC), and a Master of Theology Degree at Fuller Theological Seminary, and I have been actively working with people and amongst diverse communities for the past 20 years.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Behavior Modification
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Cultural/Ethnic Issues
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Men Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Religious Experiences
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Disorder
  • Sexually Problematic Behaviors
  • Societal Injustice and Trauma
  • Stress
  • Victims of Abuse, Assault, Trauma

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Sexual Deviance
  • Solution-Focused
  • Problematic Behavior
  • Problem Solving
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)


Clinical Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral



  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

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