Our Team: Counselors

Josh Tonkay

Masters Candidate Therapist

Josh is a master’s level counseling student in his third and final year of study. He specializes in addictions and co-occurring disorders and was recently named the 2023 Outstanding Addictions Student by the Kutztown University chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota counseling honors society. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University, Josh gained experience on the front lines of the Philadelphia opioid crisis, providing case-work and employment support for individuals in recovery while leading mental health support groups on topics of mindfulness, self-care, and grief and loss. Through this work, Josh has developed a passion for mental wellness and communal healing.

He provides emotionally-focused narrative counseling that prioritizes relationship building and love of self. Josh is an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor and happily works with individuals, couples, and alternative relationship configurations.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – ClassMarch 15 - May 10

Overview Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an effective, scientifically researched method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance, and peace of mind. Learning to…

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Announcing 2024’s A Gala RenewedMay 2

Samaritan Center is excited to announce a trendy new twist on our annual gala! You're invited to join us on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 50…

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