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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Multicultural Concerns, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW7386
When Dr. Davis and I talk, it feels like I am speaking with a very wise friend/mentor. She is so caring and funny, and creates such a warm, comfortable, and safe enviornment so quickly. She has changed my life and I cannot recommend her enough!
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She was patient and kepr me focused
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Joy is very kind and personable. She listens well and provides helpful feedback.
Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
5 stars to Dr. Davis, love her!!
Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
Very caring doctor she listens well to everything you say and helps you see things in a another perspective also gives you the best advice to help you with whatever is going on with you. I will recommend her to anyone that seek therapy
Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Davis has been wonderful. She truly tries to understand and helps to provide a different perspective to the situation.
Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue