Josh Gressel, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and certified Imago couples therapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. He is a student of Jewish mysticism and seeks to integrate spiritual and psychological truths in his work with clients. His clinical work focuses on 1) working with religious adults on their psychological issues so they are freed up to worship God more freely; 2) working with couple’s from a spiritual perspective, and 3) working with men on turning their work into their vocations.
Description of book: Envy is a universal emotion no one seems to have. That is, while every language has a word for it, while it is reported through all of recorded history, for some reason no one is willing to talk about their own envy or even acknowledge it to themselves. Josh Gressel wrote a book, Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion, to explore why this is so and what we might learn about ourselves from exploring our envy more openly. The basic premise of the book is that the emotion would not exist unless there is some positive reason for it. The book explains what some of those reasons might be.