I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. (including multi-generational trauma).
My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. I integrate the body, mind & soul when looking at mental health challenges and I believe you have the best answers to the questions you bring to therapy. My approach combines solution-focused, dialectical behavioral, narrative, and experiential therapies. The design and implementation of your treatment plan is a collaborative effort that is individualized per your needs and goals.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I will hold space for you and accompany you on your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LMFT #28654 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
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My first experience with counseling was with Joy and I immediately saw results and improvements from our first sessions. It's very easy to share things with her, she's extremely kind, calm, and patient. When I have a tangled mess of emotions she can untangle them. I appreciate her wit and charm, she is able to get deeper into an issue efficiently and tactfully. I highly recommend Joy!
I’ve been working with joy a few months now and am thrilled with the progress made under her guidance. I appreciate her insights and her approach, which is clear and direct. I came to BetterHelp looking for help to change and with Joy, I think I’ve found it.
So far we have only had one phone session, as I’m really new, but in the short time I’ve been on Better Health she has been a wonderful resource and I really appreciate Joy taking the time to listen to me and help me with MY problems and not just regurgitate some genetic quotes. She’s a real person who I feel cares. And I like that.
I've only had 2 sessions with Joy so far but in those 2 sessions I've felt something shift inside of me. I have an understanding of myself and a respect for what I've been through that I've never had before. She has help me put that into action and notice how it affects my actions and self talk daily. I had been putting off therapy for years, I'm so glad I got the courage to start BetterHelp and even happier that I chose Joy as my counselor.
Joy is warm and welcoming. I only ever spoke with her via text but felt her compassion nevertheless. She was encouraging and helped me think through many if my issues to be able to see them more clearly.
I have had two sessions with Joy and am so appreciative of the self-awareness and strategies I've gained. Joy is supportive and has incredibly powerful insight, and what I love most is that she will challenge you. She takes an active approach and has really helped me to uncover and break through things that I didn't even realize were holding me back. I recommend her very highly.
Joy is no-nonsense, empathic, helpful, and skilled. She seems to be very tuned in to what people need. She makes helpful suggestions, is patient, and is available when I reach out. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
Joy didn't waste any time and cut right to the heart of the matter. I've never had a therapist listen so acutely and quickly, and that allowed us to dive deep on our very first call. Not only was I impressed, but our conversation also brought me a new perspective I hadn't previously considered about myself. It was a very thought-provoking discussion that is still producing fruit. I wholeheartedly recommend her, thank you Joy!