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Josh Vander Zwaag LMSW

Josh Vander Zwaag received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University in 2021. Prior to starting with Compass Tree Counseling, Josh was employed as a police officer for 12 years. Josh has a deep sense of compassion for all people and strives to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of his clients so they can achieve their maximum potential and reach their personal goals. Josh believes in a strength based and solution focused approach while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 

Experience with, but not limited to:

Teens (16+), College Students, Adults, Couples, and Families

First Responders


Anger Management


Behavioral Issues

Coping Skills

Crisis Situations

Domestic Abuse



Certifications and trainings: 
Josh is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. He is also a Certified First Responder Counselor.  


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