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Joy Nussen, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Hello and thank you for learning about me!

I am a California and Oregon state Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of settings, working with differing populations and ages. I have helped others who are looking to start or maintain their healing journey or are experiencing obstacles such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, addictions and trauma (including multi-generational trauma). My current clinical focus is on individual adult men and women from various ethnic backgrounds. What has become abundantly clear to me, especially since working within a Telehealth format which reaches people far and wide, is that no matter where we are from we all have in common the needs for purpose, meaning and value in our lives.

Those who have worked with me on BetterHelp know that I pay close attention to words, love metaphors, and use humor when it is appropriate to do so. My style is warm and actively engaging and my approach pulls from various sources including solution-focused, dialectical behavior, narrative, and experiential therapies.

I can't believe it has been 4 years already since I joined BH. I have developed a model "in honor" of this milestone. I hope it brings clarity to you as to how I may approach your situation. I look forward to meeting you:

Joy’s CHIPS Model©
… Chipping away at human problems

Cognitive Distortions - checking in on narratives
Communication - listening vs hearing
Comparisons - soul killer
Compassion - Kindness towards Self? Others? Regret & Resentments
Context - environment, culture, religion, health
Control - can/can’t (anxiety/panic, codependency, addictions)

Healthy Distractions - Skills & Tools
Honesty - transparency
Humility - gratitude? narcissism?

I - Am I making it all about me? codependency? narcissism?
I - Interpretations & Assumptions

Patience
Paying Attention - and Mindfulness
Petrified - including fear of feeling better
Physical - health, including its cause for MH issues
Projection - onto others & forecasting
Proof - of assumptions
Purpose

Self-Awareness
Self-Sabotage
Substances
Support System

"Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it."
― Aubrey de Grey
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

Professional experience

32yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 28654

OR LMFT T1997

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joy Nussen. 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.

Wise and experienced.
Down to earth intelligent and caring human.
I am grateful to have found her. :)

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s awesome, listens and is very helpful. She has a lot of experience and it shows

Written on May 19, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Joy is easy to talk to, responsive, and gives good feedback. I feel more grounded when I end a session with Joy.

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joy is very insightful into the areas of my life that I need some guidance on. I enjoy our sessions together because they are helpful.

Written on Feb 18, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 9 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

I went through 4 other counselors in 6 months before I started working with Joy, that was over a year ago. Not only has she been easy to work with, I feel like she genuinely cares about my well-being. Highly recommend

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

After two sessions I am feeling better. Thank goodness. Our talks focus on the practical things and the internal processes that I am working through. It's my first experience with therapy and I am very optimistic and pleased with the help I am getting.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes