Hi, I’m Josh Nice!
I’ve loved working with families and kids in my hometown for years – and now across the state! My multicultural family taught me to celebrate people’s differences and see those as strengths that help us grow and overcome difficult times. This value is something I bring to my practice.
I’m interested in how stress, life transitions, and trauma impact how someone feels about themself and their relationship with the world. Creating a safe space for therapy is a priority to me, especially knowing not everyone has the same comfort level with a male therapist. I take pride in being a calming and non-judgmental presence, having an empathic and ‘meet you where you are’ approach to each session.
I graduated from Millersville University with a Masters’s Degree in Social Work, where I honed clinical skills while pursuing causes related to community needs. Before MFC, I worked with families on issues such as trauma, attachment, individual and group relationship dynamics, domestic/family violence, self-harm, and developing healthy boundaries.
I used Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) to support people facing severe emotional struggles to develop coping skills while changing relationships and patterns between them and their loved ones, peers, school, and the community.
While not a couples therapist, I have experience and appreciate working with them and or family dynamics. Additionally, I’ve worked with adolescents and adults identifying as part of the LGBTQIA community, and it’s something I very much enjoy and appreciate.
I tend to be more relational and emotion-focused than seeing things through a strict, clinical, and thought-based lens; in other words, we’ll talk to each other like people. I move at a deliberate pace, sometimes based on the week. Music and art have played a significant role in my life, opening me to a more creative, fluid process. I believe that building a strengths-based, trusting relationship together will determine our success more than anything.
Techniques we might use together include but are not limited to DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Music and Art interventions, Solutions Focused, Motivational Interviewing, ESFT (systemic, structural), Attachment-Based interventions, Trauma-Informed Interventions, Mind-Body connection, Somatic, and Emotion-Focused methods.
When I’m not being a therapist, I’m probably enjoying anything music-related, walking a trail, cooking, maybe rooting for a Philly sports team, or seeing my nieces and loved ones. I am passionate about social justice and human rights issues, and that informs how I treat people both in and outside the office. Ask about me if you think we’d be a good match!
PA License #SW137723
Joshua Nice offers in-person therapy at the Lancaster office and online therapy sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.