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Joie De Bostock, LPC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

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

License information

OR LPC C6623

OH LPCC E.2102397-SUPV

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joie De Bostock. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

Great listener and definitely gives good feedback and reassurance

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Joie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She has been the best therapist I have seen thus far, and I have seen many. She listens, follows up, remembers things, and always has great advice and education to give me tools to deal with the complicated things that come up in life. Don’t know how I’d be where I am without such a great therapist!

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Joie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joie is great! She listens to what you say and replies with insightful and meaningful techniques to help you cope with life. I appreciate her a lot

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Joie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

has been very helpful for my situation.

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Joie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues