Josh Blankenship

Counseling Intern

““Be like a tree.
Stay grounded.
Connect with your roots.
Turn over a new leaf.
Bend before you break.
Enjoy your unique natural beauty.
Keep growing.”

–- Joanne Raptis

About Josh Blankenship

My career path has been quite diverse and has taken me around the country. My passion for
working with others began early on but blossomed while working as a guide in Jackson WY.
Through guiding I watched individuals overcome personal fears, physical setbacks, and struggles
of all types. I wanted to expand my ability to help others, so I decided to advance my
understanding of individuals and their environment and began working toward a Master of
Social Work degree at the University of Utah. My therapeutic philosophy is to help individuals
foster their personal strengths, identify difficult areas in their life, and learn skills to overcome
barriers to growth. By focusing on self-determination and a positive therapeutic alliance I aim to
assist individuals with emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth.

I have many interests and hobbies. Most notably: hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canyoneering,
yoga, and playing music. My true passion is traveling all over this wonderful planet.