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Joy Dozier, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 16 years of experience in child welfare and mental health. I have had the pleasure to work with many wonderful people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, post partum depression, PTSD, OCD, parenting concerns, conflict due to divorce and relationship issues.

My counseling style would be considered non judgmental and direct. I believe that everyone deserves respect and dignity and has the power to "take captive" any thoughts or issues that hinders them from living their life to the fullest. I am a mental health professional who believes that I don't have the power "to fix anyone." Everyone has the key to their own healing but sometimes needs a neutral person to create the space that allows the key to unlock the answer.

My approach combines psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused counseling. I don't use a cookie cutter treatment plan and am always striving to create a space that "meets you where you are."

Life is full of choices. To not make a choice is still making a choice. I hope that you would be willing to make the choice to allow me to support and empower you during your journey.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


VA LCSW 0904014457

DC LICSW LC200001632


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10/10 highly skilled therapist. I have grown so much with the support of Joy. She is the best ever.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes


Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 5 months on issues concerning addictions

I have a feeling i start to understand life at the age 44. Very grateful for that. Thank you Joy. Thank you Better help.
I appreciate the help, much needed in my life right now.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Joy is highly skilled therapist. Her listening skills and the insights she shares are extremely helpful! I feel myself making the progress I set out to. Even if only little by little. I have full confidence that I’ll be able to achieve my goals though sessions with Joy!

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been working with Joy for a few months now and I feel very confident in her advice. I leave therapy feeling heard and with new tools to tackle any issues. I’ve recommended her and Better Help to countless people. I am so glad I found both!

Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing. She has changed my life for the better.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes