Life is hard. Full stop. Sometimes we need help - an extended ear or friendly face to continue to deal with our daily stressors or big life changes. Taking the first step to seeking help takes courage. Let’s take a moment to celebrate this first achievement toward a happier, healthier you!
We are often hardest on ourselves, and I believe that focusing inward and allowing ourselves grace and kindness can go a long way. I also believe we all need space to process what we are thinking and feeling, though we often find reasons to neglect this need. We are too busy, other things become a priority, or perhaps we believe we don’t deserve the time and energy for ourselves.
My toolbox is equipped with a range of therapeutic approaches, depending on each person’s needs and interests. I primarily utilize techniques that help develop skills to cope with life’s challenges. However, in working together I hope to help you with setting goals, finding and maintaining motivation, setting healthy boundaries, and finding sustainable balance. I specialize in expressive arts therapy (visual art, music, drama, movement, writing), though participating in expressive arts is not required and will not be pushed. Most of my experience is in crisis response and providing care to individuals needing intense levels of care in full-day programs.
I believe that therapy goes beyond theory and textbooks. I have found that my influences have come from both inside and outside of the field of mental health. As a registered expressive arts therapist (REAT) and board certified registered art therapist (ATR-BC), I am inspired by Natalie Rogers, Shaun McNiff, and Cathy Malchiodi. As a mental health practitioner, I am heavily influenced by Carl Rogers, Irvin Yalom, and Jean Piaget. As a human being, I look to Fred Rogers, Tim Gunn, and Bob Ross for modeling of being kind to others, being kind to ourselves, and finding ways to reframe situations and overcome challenges.
I will work with you to meet your needs and help you reach your goals, however, if at anytime you or I feel that it’s not a good fit, I am happy to help you connect with someone else. I am available for 30-45 minute live sessions Monday through Saturday.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2102397-SUPV
OR LPC C6623
Joie checks in with me regularly and always has helpful suggestions, links and ideas. She really listens to me and genuinely cares.
Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Joie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
They’re good at listening and always have thoughtful responses. They’re also very calm and patient with me even tho I can ramble a lot.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Joie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I really enjoyed my time with Joie as my therapist. She really listened to me and did her best to understand my point of view on things. Not only did she remember the little things about my issues or my problems but she also reached out consistently when I was going through rough times which I really appreciated. It just showed that she paid attention, and really felt like she cared. Additionally, I never felt like I would be judged or feel uncomfortable when talking with her. She made it super easy to open up by asking questions and creating a comfortable environment to where I felt safe with her. If you are looking for a therapist who is incredibly kind, attention to detail, and has a lot of knowledge about the criteria that you’re looking to receive therapy on, I would highly recommend Joie.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Joie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Joie meets me where Is am at every session. Her accountability is gentle and her suggestions creative and thoughtful.
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Joie for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
She’s very patient and a great listener
Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Joie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Joie is very easy to talk to, and a great listener. I feel safe talking to her, and like she really cares about my well-being. She’s also very thoughtful and I’m really glad I was matched with her.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Joie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief