Joy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Westmont College, specializing in Latin American and Southeast Asian cultures. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Teaching from George Fox University in 2010. Joy earned her second Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from George Fox University. She will hold a specialized Trauma Response Certificate. Currently, Joy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (OR) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (WA) offering in person and online telehealth services.
Our life stories do not always have the fairytale endings that we hoped for, but we are not mere puppets. We are active agents in pursuit of meaningful moments and positive outcomes. My approach as a counselor is to help you identify your strengths and collaborate with you to help you find solutions to challenges in your story.
I strive to provide a counseling relationship in which you can feel safe, heard, and supported as you explore or process whatever you choose. I offer an integrative approach to therapy with a focus on strengths in individuals and relationships as a foundation of growth.
The theoretical foundations that inform my counseling include Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR Therapy. I have a great passion for empowering those suffering from chronic mental health disorders such as BIPOLAR DISORDER. I also hold experience with PTSD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LIFE TRANSITIONS, ABUSE and TRAUMA. I am trained in EMDR THERAPY.