Joshua Sirdofsky, LCSW


Josh received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Radford University. He is about to earn a second Masters Degree in Aging and Health from Georgetown University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.

Josh has over 20 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities and over 10 years of experience working with individuals experiencing acute crisis and operates from various theoretical approaches to maximize service facilitation. Josh has spent most of his professional career working with clients in various settings, to include long term care, providing acute crisis care, and most recently as director of a regional crisis response team. 

Josh believes in rapport building and relational aspects of treatment, meeting the individual where they are and allowing them to guide work, being person centered and strengths based. He operates from several perspectives to include Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT); Systems theory; Acute crisis response; Trauma informed care, and utilizing motivational interviewing.

As Josh finalizes a second Masters Degree in Aging and Health, he also feels a calling to work with the elder population and provide services as needed in a dignified and thoughtful manner. He welcomes the opportunity to work with any and all who are willing to take that first step towards making meaningful change in their life. 

When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, being involved in his children’s athletic endeavors, and watching and participating in all manner of sports. 

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Josh: 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
  • Attachement Issues
  • Autism/Aspbergers
  • Bipolar
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • CBT
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Fatherhood
  • First Responders
  • Formerly Incarcerated
  • Grief/Loss
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • School Issues (College or Other)
  • Suicide Risk
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Life Transitions