Through a combination of direct communication, compassionate connection and a bit of humor, she has a knack for relating to others with ease, and getting at the tough stuff in a kind, yet efficient manner. Joy uses supportive interpersonal psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and socratic approaches, as well as CBT and behavior modification.
Joy believes that when you allow yourself to develop a deeper understanding of what drives unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, you also develop a clearer understanding of what unmet needs may exist in your life. It is in this space that motivation for change can be re-ignited and clearer paths for growth and development begin. As you experience these “ah-ha moments,” the work can then move into a more active phase of treatment with approaches focused on strategy development to facilitate long-term, integrated change.
While the unfolding of this process is unique to each person, Joy truly believes that when therapy is approached in this way, there is an ease about the process in that it allows individuals and families to safely explore vulnerable areas of their lives and facilitate restorative joy.
Joy invites you start your journey today by giving a call to see if working with her would be a good fit for you. Joy can be reached at (413) 668-8535.