Joy is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Her previous degrees include a Master of Science and Specialist in Education dual degree in Couple and Family Counseling from UNCG. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies. Prior to entering the counseling profession, Joy worked in the corporate business arena and thus brings a unique career perspective to her counseling as well.
Joy firmly believes in the power of the counseling relationship in that it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for individual insight, progressive change and overall mental health wellness. The foundation of Joy’s theoretical orientation lies within family systems and person-centered counseling approaches. Joy also maintains special training in Emotionally-Focused Couples therapy and particularly enjoys working with couple and family units. Her clinical interests and experience include working with victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, post-traumatic stress, career issues and family/relationship concerns.
In her free time, Joy loves social dancing, watching movies, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.