I have been providing counseling for about 25 years. I worked my first 10 years with the elderly population. For the past 15 years I have worked with all age ranges in a variety of areas. I meet my clients where they are, using Client Centered focus, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (cause & effect) of behaviors. I also use EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) to assist with trauma. My clients are a critical part of my treatment plan development as my desire is to assist in their success - effectively working myself out of their lives. They learn the coping skills rather than dependence on a person to go from one crisis to the next.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OK LPC LPC02572
Joyce is a top of the line therapist; insightful, skilled, caring, the best. She really helps me with the most difficult of relationships. She helps me work on my goals. I highly recommend Joyce, and appreciate her service a lot.
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief
Joyce is a very kind and attentive therapist. She listens, offers valuable advice and is always there when needed. I would recommend her highly to anyone who needs a skillful ear. I am extremely grateful for her.
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I instantly felt comfortable sharing with my therapist. She made me feel very comfortable and was able to give me several thoughts to contemplate. I look forward to speaking with her again in the future.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Great response time I feel very comfortable talking with Mrs McDowell
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Love my Joyce. She’s just the kind of therapist I needed. I like how honest she is and her emphasis on communication has helped me a lot already.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Joyce has been amazing. She is very direct and unbiased in the therapy she provides.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd