Josh Muller is a queer, nonbinary psychologist specialising in gender, sex, and sexuality. A passionate client activist and advocate, Josh's practices from an anti-oppressive, trauma informed, intersectional feminist framework. Their background in research and community activism informs their therapeutic work, and vice versa. Josh is a proud and active member of queer communities in Melbourne.
Josh works with clients across the life span (16+), predominantly from LGBTQIA+ communities. While they currently do not do couples work or family therapy, Josh takes client relationships in context, and where possible (and with consent), involves important relationships in therapy. This can range from a one-off session with a partner in the room, to inviting parents of young trans people in to educate and support affirming parenting.
Their current practice interests include depression and anxiety, trauma, sex and relationship issues. Josh practices transdiagnostically, meaning they tend away from pathologising or diagnostic methods, preferring instead to centre the client as a whole person and support their strengths. At the same time, there are circumstances where using diagnostic tools can help a client recognise an issue or pattern and facilitate next steps. This is always done consensually and collaboratively. A member of AusPATH, Josh offers appropriate support for medical gender affirmation by negotiation.
Josh’s approach is warm, inviting, and connected. Sessions are typically quite active and collaborative, while adapting to client needs and individuality. They see clients under a variety of payment models, including with Medicare rebates or private health insurance.