I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples and families over the past 20 years in both private practice and community agencies. I have supervised over 100 interns and held clinical director titles. I returned to counseling therapy last year to assist people with a wide range of needs and concerns including depression and anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, couples counseling, career challenges and recently Pandemic fear and overwhelm.
My counseling style is compassionate yet directive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity, but don't shy away from honesty. My approach combines Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness theories. Recently I have started using principles of Relational Life Therapy to boost people's ability to find accountability, vulnerability and empathy. When working with couples, this promotes an environment where fast change can often happen.
So if you are ready to take the next step, let's get started. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 39145
NV LMFT 2643-R
Amazing therapist!! I have seen such a difference in my ability to cope with stress, anger, and sadness since meeting with Joyce over the past 6 months. Highly recommend.
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 3 months on issues concerning depression
Joyce is awesome! She listens intently and ask great questions to spur on new perspectives or options for action. She makes me feel supported and understood and urges me to make the best decisions for my life. She’s not afraid to challenge me or consider another option that I might be afraid of. I am forever grateful for her!
Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Joyce is amazing and offers me great feed back. I appreciate working with her
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Joyce was very personable and easy to work with. She has a lot of expertise in dealing with alcoholism and other family addiction issues. She listened to my concerns and provided very helpful guidance.
Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Joyce has helped me so much to overcome my insecurities, gain back my focus, and confidence, heal many old wounds. I see a brighter path for myself going forward because of our sessions and work together! Thank you so much for guiding me to find a way to my true self! I feel very fortunate to have Joyce as my therapist!
Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd