About me

All of us, at some point, encounter a problem that seems insurmountable. For more than 25 years, I have helped a variety of people from all walks of life find solutions to issues at home, at work, in the military, at school, in their relationships or within themselves. I have in-depth knowledge of people in law careers, having worked 8 years in law firms. In addition, I was a partner is a counseling practice called Homefront LLC that counseled service members, their families, first responders and trauma survivors.
Some people have suffered loss or trauma. Others are struggling with family problems or workplace dissatisfaction. Many are feeling lost, confused or frustrated. Counseling can resolve these challenges and lead to a life that is rewarding and enjoyable.

I have a MS degree in psychology and a certification for Military/Veteran Behavioral Health from the DOD. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Delaware in the US and am a Nationally Certified Counselor.

My style of counseling involves working together in a safe and supportive space at a pace set by the client. We will identify strengths and understand challenges. We will look at behaviors that are beneficial and those that are limiting. We will design new approaches, practice new skills and assess the outcomes. Together we will craft a new direction that leads to happiness, self acceptance and achievement.

Everyone has the capacity for growth and development. And, I believe that we all deserve a happy and fulfilling life. If this is what you are looking for, I would be pleased to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

DE LPMHC PC-0000805


Reviews

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

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Joyce is fantastic. She really helped me through some tough times. My moms cancer diagnosis, her passing, my recently diagnosed chronic disease and my stressful job situation. She kept me sane through it and still does.

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 4 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Joyce has been by my side through various countries and different times of crisis in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. Four years of constant support and counting! Thank you Joyce for everything you do!

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I've been working with Joyce Keene for over 8 months now and have found her support tremendously helpful.
I feel very comfortable and understood in all our sessions, there is no judgment or pressure which makes it easier to open up about difficult topics.
I can highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and professional therapist.

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I adore Joyce, She is incredibly intelligent and reads me very well. She’s helped me (and continues to help me,) with childhood trauma, fertility issues and adhd.
I’ve had other therapists and counselling over the years and without doubt Joyce is the best I’ve had.
She was brilliant when I was at my lowest reminding me not to put pressure on myself, tactics to help with panic attacks and to give my body time to recovery from ivf, basically making sure I was being kind to me.
I’m now on a journey of understanding my adhd and more ivf in the future is on the cards and I feel better knowing that I have this support system in the shape of joyce! Thank you

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

Joyce Keene is a great therapist. I feel very comfortable opening up to her and I never feel pressure from her, but I can progress with things in my own pace. I have been feeling bad for a long time without really being able to understand what makes me so anxious all the time, but Joyce is able to read me and ask questions that help me to understand the situation and suggests actions I can try to make it better.

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 9 months

Joyce has helped me really break through one of my most major blocks. Thank you!

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Joyce is great

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety

After working with Joyce weekly for two years, I have completely turned my life around. Before Joyce, anxiety and childhood traumas were consuming my life and I was desperate for help. Joyce was kind, caring and an attentive listener while we worked to figure out the root cause of my anxiety. From there, she helped me with tips and ways to overcome these feelings that were keeping me from fully living my life. I’m forever grateful for Joyce’s help and how she got me my life and future back. She is the absolute best counselor and I cannot recommend her enough!

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Joyce is very astute and solutions-focused. Within the first week she not only recognized a pattern in my depression that no other therapist had noticed before, but recommended a book that directly addressed the issue. As I read, I can reach out to her about how the book makes me feel, or how I can work on improving my mood every single day. I feel like I've already learned more from her in a few weeks than months of traditional therapy.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Joyce is a very kind therapist. She listens and she gives a range of tools for me to work with. Since session 1, she could pick up hints of what I was feeling and has been very helpful.

Written on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Joyce is a great councillor who has helped me go through several difficult moments in my life while giving very helpful advice. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!

Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Joyce Keene has helped me feel so much better than I ever thought I could in my life. I truly feel like I understand myself now.

Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Best therapist I have ever had

Written on Oct 17, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Joyce is nothing short of fabulous to work with. She is professional and supportive, honest and caring. She encouraged me to come up with solutions to some of my issues, but provided effective guidance. Her name came up in my gratitude journal frequently!!

Written on Aug 15, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really appreciate the support Joyce gave me. She was straightforward and considerate which was really good for me. She gave me ways to handle overwhelming feelings healthily and also encouraged me with my work/career struggles.

Written on Jul 25, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Joyce is of huge importance to me. I know she is there to support me with her expertise while I work through some tricky stuff. She has educated me and collaborated with me. I am in the UK and I have never stuck with counselling. I have found counsellors to be aloof, condescending , and the process of counselling like some game where I am not privy to their process, while they sit as an assumed expert not being transparent or collaborative.
With Joyce I feel I have an experienced expert other truly working with me, hearing me, validating me, drawing on research and and her experience to educate me and help me understand relevant ideas and findings, as well teaching about specific techniques to help in truly practical ways which I can draw on in the moment

Basically I feel that Joyce has got my back!

Written on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joyce is an excellent person to talk to. She remains unbiased but always has my concerns on the forefront and validates my feelings while providing ways to understand/cope with these feelings.

Written on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joyce is wonderful. She has been extremely helpful and I have appreciated her support.

Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She is thoughtful and kind during our sessions.

Written on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In such a short time of working with Joyce, she has already made a great impact in my life! She has helped me through a scary accident, but also helps me understand and cope with the struggles that I have each week. Not only does Joyce always listen to and support you, but gives you actionable things to work on to make progress!

Written on Apr 14, 2020 after therapy with Joyce for 2 years on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

It will be wonderful to connect with Joyce again. Joyce was my first counsellor and I seemed to have bounced through life before without needing any professional help. When I had a major crash I was connected to Joyce through Betterhelp and I was so fortunate. She is amazing and really allowed me the space to sort out the mess I was in and unpack one situation from another.

Written on Dec 09, 2019 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Joyce has been very helpful for me. I have struggled with anxiety my entire life and I feel she has helped me get on a path I didn't realize was possible. She is very personable and I felt it was easy to feel comfortable in sharing my struggles. It has been an overall positive experience. Thank you, Joyce!

Written on Oct 06, 2019 after therapy with Joyce for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joyce is absolutely fantastic at what she does. Without exaggeration, she has helped me turn my entire life around.

Written on Sep 11, 2019 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Joyce has been very helpful and professional, her suggested methods have significantly helped me recently and I couldn't recommend her services enough.

Written on Jun 22, 2019 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am so glad I have someone like Joyce to talk with. She's able to get to my core issues and make sense of the many things I write to her. And even though I write a lot, she responds in a timely manner. It's been so helpful to have someone so experienced to help me sort through my issues and thoughts. I was a little skeptical about online counseling via messaging, but I think it's a great way of communicating because I can take time to make sure that I am expressing myself the way I want to, whereas I might feel more rushed if I were talking face-to-face. I'm impressed that even though we've never spoken directly, Joyce still has been able to understand me and help me so much in the short time that I've worked with her.

Written on Apr 27, 2019 after therapy with Joyce for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joyce Keene is an understanding counselor. She provides a variety of techniques to deal with my mental health issues.

Written on Sep 27, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Joyce Keane is a very caring and compassionate counselor and I respect her advice and opinions. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Sep 26, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joyce has great insight and has challenged and supported me throughout this process. She is obviously a very experienced and compassionate counsellor. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 09, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Joyce is professional, understanding, empathetic yet firm. I feel like we collaborate well in terms of helping me set and accomplish goals, something that anyone with depression would struggle with. I have complete trust in her abilities.

Written on Jul 22, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It is early days in my sessions with Joyce however she has already had a big positive impact on my life by helping me to understand more about why I’m feeling the way I feel.

Written on Jun 15, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Joyce has been a great help to me. I feel reassured that she understands the problems I am facing and she is helping me to put in place some tangible tools to help manage and address them.

Written on Jun 05, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I've been working with Joyce the past 6 months. It has been challenging to face some of the things I didn't want to realize and I can honestly say that my life changed a lot for good. She was always caring and quickly to respond. She gave me great tips and I learned a lot from her. I'm very happy I chose BetterHelp (after my experience i became an advocate) and that the system chose Joyce for me, we are a great fit!

Written on May 23, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Joyce was brilliant and patient with me. She was listening and suggested different ways to help me deal with my situation. I appreciate her very much as I was too low and down. At the moment, I am feeling that I am able to cope with it little bit. Thank you, Joyce! Highly recommended!!

Written on May 10, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

She is a wonderful counselor. She found what I was struggling with right away and did an amazing job to ease my anxiety. If you are having strong anxiety caused by something in the past, she's the right person to talk to.

Written on Mar 18, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Joyce has been very helpful! She responds to my messages quickly and always has great tips and resources to help develop healthy coping mechanisms for my depression and anxiety.

Written on Mar 06, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I recommend her! She is active and always asking how I'm doing!

Written on Feb 26, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

Joyce Keene is a great counselor - lots of understanding good ideas.

Written on Feb 11, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Love this format for counseling.

Written on Jan 29, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Joyce is caring, listens, and is attentive to your problems. She offers a lot of good advice, skills, and exercises to learn from. She's very timely, too.

Written on Jan 13, 2018 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Joyce has been very understanding and helpful with my desires and outcome. I feel comfortable communicating with her about my life.

Written on Oct 16, 2017 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Joyce is very kind and thoughtful, and works hard to understand your problems and make sure she's addressing them. Highly recommend.

Written on Sep 02, 2017 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

I've only been working with Joyce for a couple of weeks but I already see a difference in my life. I really feel listened to and supported and like she's invested in helping me make the positives changes in my life that I'm hoping to achieve through this therapy.

Work with me!