520 North Third Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864

 (208) 263-1441

Bonner General Staff

Bonner General Health provides full-service medical treatments so that every person can have the opportunity to receive qualitative medical help. Bonner General Health is accredited by DNV GL-Healthcare with demonstrated expertise in patient safety and quality management.


Joseph Wassif, PhD, MSCP

BGH Behavioral Health
606 N. 3rd Ave., Suite 203 Sandpoint, ID 83864
(208) 265-1090

Degrees & Certifications

PhD of Philosophy from West Virginia University - Major in Counseling Psychology

Bio & Other Information

Dr. Wassif grew up near Annapolis, Maryland.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a Master’s of Education from the University of Georgia.  He later attended West Virginia University and earned a second Master’s in Counseling and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  He has worked in several traditional mental health agencies, including an inpatient hospital, a PTSD unit at VA medical Center, college counseling, and a psychological assessment facility.  He has experience working with a multitude of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and loss. He also completed his dissertation on the concept of post-traumatic growth in combat veterans.

To help meet a need in our local community Dr. Wassif is working towards the completion of a post-doctorate master’s in psychopharmacology, a necessary step in gaining prescriptive authority as a psychologist.

The expansion of our clinic has allowed for testing and assessment capabilities, offering disability determinations, learning disability assessments, neurocognitive evaluations, and personality assessments.  Dr. Wassif works with patients from the age of 8 and above, including testing and counseling.

In his college years, Dr. Wassif raced on the Penn State Cycling Team.  Though his racing days are behind him, he still rides as often as possible, passing the joy of the sport on to his kids.

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