Albany Therapists

Angela Barnhurst

Joshua Freitag

Professional Counselor Associate

My name is Joshua Freitag and I am a Professional Counselor Associate working towards licensure in Oregon. I grew up in a small coastal town on a cranberry farm. In college, I spent some years at OSU before deciding to become a Catholic missionary in Argentina. I lived there for three years, missioning, studying, discovering who I was and deepening in friendship. In 2018, I returned to the US and quickly realized I wanted to work one-on-one with people by being a counselor. I find great joy in helping people grow and navigate life.

Joshua's Approach

As a counselor, I am here as a sound board to listen to what is going on in your life and to be a signpost to help each client discover for themselves how to resolve life’s problems. I appreciate the uniqueness and dignity of each person while providing a peaceful environment where clients are heard in their distress, given tools to improve life, and learn about themselves during a healing encounter with another person.
I work with client’s who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-acceptance, life transitions, issues arising from communication and emotional struggles. I typically operate from a cognitive behavioral and positive psychology approach, working with older teens and adults, men and women. I also work from a faith integration approach with individuals coming from a Christian and/or Catholic worldview and have an interest in working with members of the Hispanic community.

More About Joshua Freitag


While at Western Seminary, I was an intern first with Polk County Behavioral Health in Monmouth. This was a community mental health site and I worked with youth & family, and adults. I finished my intern experience at Authentic Hope in Corvallis where I worked with older teens and adults. In seeing clients, my experience has been that an encounter with another person who listens, seeks to understand without judging, and is honest with clients fosters a relationship that leads to steps of healing and growth.


      • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Oregon State University
      • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Anxiety, worry, stress, panic
  • Depression, grief, loss, sadness
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive thoughts or actions
  • Relationship struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
 Angela Barnhurst