Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 0-5, Children 6-12
Joy uses her compassion and down-to-earth nature to provide an environment where clients can feel safe to be their authentic selves. She understands that seeking change, or something different, is not an easy process. Joy forms collaborative partnerships with her clients when developing therapeutic goals and a plan for care. She uses mindfulness, empathy and insight to aid in the empowerment of clients. In addition, Joy also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and family systems theory techniques. Joy works with individuals, couples and families.
Joy received her Masters of Science in Community Counseling through National Louis University. She has experience working with adults on a psychiatric unit in a hospital and at-risk youth at a residential treatment facility. Joy also has experience providing grief counseling services. In addition, she has provided services to families within the community. Joy became interested in family systems theory and grief counseling while receiving her undergraduate degree at North Central College in Naperville, where she doubled majored in psychology and sociology.