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.