Joseph Autry, LPC


Joseph received a Bachelors degree in History from Liberty University and a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Liberty University. He has been practicing in mental health field for the last 7 years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

Joseph’s vast experience with children, families, and adults in a number of mental health settings, ranging from outpatient to crisis stabilization brings him to MySpectrum. He is ready to work with anyone on the substance use/ addiction, and mental health spectrums, including friends and family members impacted by trauma. Joseph looks forward to also helping those with anger management issues, mood disorders, parenting issues, peer relationship issues, personality disorders, school issues, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal thoughts. Joseph uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to identify the causes of struggles. By identifying the causes, he can help find solutions which makes day to day life easier.

Over the years, Joseph has worked with a wide range of clients through his work as a supervisor of crisis stabilization and services for clients on probation. This has allowed him to work with clients who are feeling depressed and having thoughts of wanting to hurt themselves. He has also worked directly with clients who feel so angry that they want to hurt others. Because of this, he can help navigate whatever feelings might be happening.
You should never feel that your issues are too severe for counseling. Joseph is here for whatever you need in session. If you need to cry in session, you can. If you need to yell, scream, or curse in session, you can. Joseph can help you figure out the causes of you depression and anger in order to find solutions which improve your life.

When not working, Joseph is playing board games with friends and spending time reading books and comic books. Joseph loves traveling to places like Japan and being into all things nerdy. During the summer, you can find him at local food and wine festivals.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Joseph: 804-924-2236, option 1 (for new clients). You may also request a teletherapy appointment by filling out the new client form found here (link to this): Submit a request – MySpectrum Counseling & Coaching (

Below are some specific areas that this Therapist has identified as being in their clinical skillset to treat. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but is presented to serve as a guide as you learn more about the Therapist and their potential match with you.

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism/Aspbergers
  • Bipolar
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • CBT
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic or Other Health Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Court Cases
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders (no certification)
  • Faith Based (Christian)
  • Family Therapy
  • Fatherhood
  • First Responders
  • Formerly Incarcerated
  • Foster/Adoption Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internal Family Systems
  • LGBTQ+ Knowledgeable
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Motherhood
  • Mood Disorders
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Non-Substance Addictions
  • OCD
  • Parenting Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Partum
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Race issues
  • School Issues (College or Other)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Spirtuality Affirming
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women’s Issues
  • Young-Adult Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Military Families/Individuals