We had the good fortune of connecting with Joshua Weaver and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joshua, what do you want your legacy to be?
I would say that the answer to this question has changed numerous times throughout my life due to maturing through life’s good and challenging times. Today I would like for my legacy to be that I am an individual that is always motivated to help people in any way that I can.
What should our readers know about your business?
My private practice Meaningful Changes Counseling is a recent rebrand from an ongoing practice that I have had for years focusing on treating individuals that have survived traumatic events. Due to the influx of clients that the practice has had that are searching for traditional mental health counseling,tele-counseling and marriage counseling I made the decision to begin offering these options for clients which resulted in the changing of my practice name. Throughout the whole process of developing a private practice I have also found myself becoming more involved in the business side of marketing the practice. I can say that the process of developing a private practice was challenging because there were not always individuals readily available to go to for advice like you would have if you were working for a company.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Day one– Miami Dolphins football game (tailgate included). Day two – Miami Heat basketball game. Day three – Spending the day at South Beach Day four – Miami Marlins baseball game. Day Five – Eating at “My Ceviche” and walking around Coral gables. Day Six-Trip to the Everglades. Day seven- Last day at the beach.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would have to say that my “Uncle Rob” (Robert Hernandez) is one of the individuals early on in my career before I even completed graduate school that really supported me with completing my studies and maintaining my focus on what was in front of me rather than the future of my career. I would also add that my wife “Wendy” has been a major support during the development of my private practice. She also happens to be a psychotherapist so she has a clear understanding of what the profession is like.