Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp!
It can be lonely and frustrating to have dreams and aspiration that seem to be outside our reach. Oftentimes, one of the most difficult things to acknowledge is the need for help. I understand stretching beyond our comfort zone and fears takes real courage, hope, self-determination and resilience. I am delighted that you have chosen to take this courageous step and excited to begin our journey together. So, congratulations on taking the first step to healing and personal wellness.
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Joy Harris. I have nearly 15 years of experience helping clients successfully navigate through various life challenges. I carry a deep conviction to help others flourish and grow. My passion is to come alone side of you to help you navigate through the unsettled waters of life assisting you in conquering the internal/external, past or present stressors/triggers in your life by getting to the root of the matter. Wow, that was a mouthful. In a nutshell, I sincerely want to see people become victorious in EVERY area of their lives. In your words, “productive and worthwhile” in every area of your life. We do this one layer at a time.
"Mrs. Joy Harris-Edwards has been an awesome life coach for not only me, but also my wife. Her encouragement through the past 5 years has been very rewarding. She helps you figure out what you want to do in your life as well as offer suggestions on how to get there. She never judges you and truly brings JOY to our life coaching sessions."K.C.
My areas of expertise are:
Executive and Professional Coaching
Relationship Issues (which includes Couples, interpersonal and conflict resolution)
Coping with life changes (which includes anxiety and fears)
Compassion fatigue (which includes work life balance)
Motivation and confidence
Coaching is a process that allows you the freedom and privacy to discuss issues that are often painful or difficult to discuss with family and/or friends as you stated in your initial message. With that said, you might or might not have been to a coach before. Please understand that initially you may feel a little nervous and have apprehensions. That is a normal response to starting any new journey. Together we will work through any difficulties and insights gained during the therapy process. Remember, I am here to support you along the way.
I believe people have the capacity to be great in their own right; all they need is someone who cares and helps foster hope. My focus will be on providing you the tools and empowerment you need to meet your needs and accomplish your goals. I am also hopeful that in the process of our work together, you can begin to feel more settled within yourself and within your relationships with no judgment.
It is indeed a pleasure to have the opportunity to come along side of you during this season of your life. I look forward to our first power session.
Peace and Hope,
P.S. Between now and our first session questions may arise please write them down to discuss when we meet.
Additional areas of focus: Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 165582
Mrs. Joy is wonderful to work with. She meets you with so much wisdom and compassion. I have seen her for 6 months and she has helped me work through so much in that time. I am so incredibly thankful for her and this platform!
Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management
In my second counseling session, Joy helped me recognize a life-altering revelation. Joy is in tune with the Holy Spirit and invites him in even when I don’t have the presence of mind to. I am deeply thankful for her help.
Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues
Joy is great! I really enjoy her! I look forward to our time!
Written on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Joy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management