We all find ourselves stuck at some point in our lives and it takes courage to ask for help moving forward. If this is where you find yourself, let's walk through this journey together. I enjoy the process of working with those who seek change in behaviors, relationships, and management of challenging life circumstances.
Throughout therapy I will encourage the use of your strengths and your own expertise to reach the goals that you have established. We will work toward developing specific skills to utilize in order to manage unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviors in efforts toward improving long term emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Illinois with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have worked as a therapist for 7 years in hospitals, schools, and outpatient private practice settings. I have specialized training in addictions and extensive experience facilitating outpatient programs for adults struggling with mood disorders and substance abuse issues. My inpatient and outpatient employment has allowed me to work with families and individuals dealing with a wide array of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, life transitions, spiritual issues, grief and loss, self harm behaviors and family dynamics.
I hope to work with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #149017829 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
Joy is very understanding and listens with concerns. She really helps me feel like my worries and concerns are valid and helps me work through them calmly.
Upon connecting with Joy I also immediately sensed that she was truly a great counselor. She isn’t quick to make judgments and asks all the important questions that really unpack the underlying issues and paradigms related to my anxiety issues. I feel that she has a genuine sense of empathy and compassion for her clients. I don’t feel like I’m necessarily talking to a counselor. I feel like I’m sharing my inner world with a person who really wants to know me and help. Sharing and being vulnerable is an issue for me but Joy has worked to build trust with me in my own timing. I appreciate what has happened in the last few weeks.
Joy gives attention to every single sentence I say :)
Joy has been a great help. She responds in a timely manner. She keeps a safe place while challenging my thoughts.
I have had such a great experience working with Joy. She knows how to use the online platform to the advantage of the client-therapist relationship. I feel valued and listed to each time I interact with Joy. She has really helped me deal with my anxiety and self-confidence issues. Thank you, Joy!!
Very helpful, and provides very relatable tools to get through my anxieties. Would definitely recommend!
I find my time and messages with Joy to be very beneficial to my personal development. When I tell her what's going on, I don't feel judged and I'm able to get a response from her within a reasonable amount of time. She has taught me valuable skills that I have been using to address my everyday struggles.
Joy was incredibly helpful in getting me through my divorce. She was respectful and quick to respond and helped me get to a much better place.