Dr. Joy Davis

(EdD, MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Florida with over 10 years of varying degrees of counseling experience. This includes educational settings, community mental health agencies and as an independent contractor in private practice. These experiences have provided me with opportunities to help individuals and families from all walks of life. My expertise includes: grief and loss, life changes, women's issues/empowerment, relationship issues, family and parenting issues, anxiety, teen issues and career guidance.

Most people find me warm, friendly and a very good listener. However I am always mindful of why you are wanting help. I will help you clarify and set boundaries and goals. I will hold you accountable and identify any roadblocks from preventing you to achieve your goals. I am down to earth and easy to talk to. I may not understand exactly how you are feeling but I certainly try so I can help you to the best of my ability.

In most instances, I practice theories that will help individuals process emotions and create thoughts and alternatives that make their day to day living productive and satisfying. I am effective in this modality, because I am empathic, sensitive and nurturing. My approach is to provide you with opportunities to explore and work through resolutions to life's tough dilemmas. Ultimately, my hope is that you awaken your greatest resource, YOU!

My graduate degree in Social Work has equipped me to provide mental health support through various modalities. These include advanced training and/or certification in TF-CBT, Mindfulness Theory, Solution Focused Therapy and EFT – Tapping.

My Doctorate Degree in Leadership has equipped me with the skills to provide coaching and career guidance. I am able to integrate these with my mental health training, to help you get “unstuck” in these life changing dilemmas.

Finally, I have specialty training and a graduate certificate in Loss and Healing. With this, I have volunteered with Hospice and completed some hours in their Pastoral Care program towards becoming a chaplain. My interest in the experience of loss is not limited to death, but also includes the loss of relationships, career, etc.

I was born and raised in Florida. In my spare time I enjoy reading and travel. Like most, I too have experienced many of life's challenges such as divorce, death of a parent , family conflict, career instability, weight issues, etc., to name a few.

I commend you for taking this important first step. It would be my honor to take the journey with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW 7386 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Joy is truly amazing. Before this, I have never had a therapist and was quite nervous starting therapy. The sessions with Dr. Joy were so comfortable. She is absolutely funny and caring.

Written by L.O. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Joy is excellent! I’ve never spoke to anyone before now. I am extremely pleased and she has helped me and my husband significantly in a short period of time.

Written by A.S. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is so sweet, genuine, and funny! She gives me great insight on what stresses me out and things I can do to make the most of any situation. I also love that we can speak about Christ (we are both believers). Thank you so much Dr. Davis!

Written by J.O. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Davis is amazing. She listens to all your concerns and she knows how to make you feel that you are not alone during your hard times. I enjoy all of our conversation and I feel 10x much better every time.

Written by R.E. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Davis brings a deep awareness of client needs. She is friendly, helpful and understanding. She also has a gift of guiding clients in the direction they need to go to fully unlock their potential.

Written by R.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Davis is a great listener and gives very insightful and direct feedback on the specific issues we are working on together. I am appreciating the skills and support I'm receiving from her.

Written by M.A. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Caring, listens to my concerns and provides relevant, direct and constructive feedback. Thank you Dr Davis!

Written by K.A. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

You are truly the compassionate soul I need in this time of struggle. Your humor and endless empathy has kept me sane. You listen, you give motivational advice and I always feel so empowered after speaking with you. Thank you for all that you do.

Written by R.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is loving and caring. She listens to you problems and helps you with a solution to them. She is easy to talk to.