I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 10 years mostly in private practice, located in a suburb of Philadelphia. I have worked as a mental health counselor for 20 years, including community outreach and crisis management. My career path also includes sales training, management, and professional coaching.
As an accredited addictions specialist, I have an extensive knowledge of 12 step programs and other resources of support.
In simple terms, I enjoy helping people get through difficult times of change. Person centered listening is where I start so that I may have a good understanding of your perspective and insight.
Borrowing evidence-based techniques from mindfulness and cognitive behavioral theories, we have the tools to reduce the impact when feeling symptoms of trauma, panic, anxiety, depression and losses of job, income, partner, parents, or children. My clients have successfully crafted the skills to finally live what they define to be a more peaceful, positive, and meaningful life.
Take your first step toward a better life with a call to Better Help!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Joy was a blaming, not resourceful, and not solution-focused provider. Joy does not work to assist the client, and Joy is late to each of the sessions I booked with her. Joy does not give proper greetings at the start of sessions, nor at the end of sessions. Joy is highly unprofessional and has no business working with people's mental and emotional well-being.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Joy for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching