About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years experience in the social service and counseling field. Over the years, I have gravitated to a more holistic approach with mental health and love helping my clients have the power within themselves to find wisdom and resources to feel content and find a more peaceful way to respond to internal and external stressors in their lives. My favorite part of the counseling process is seeing that spark in someone after it had been lost or never present and then watching positive transformations happen as a result.

I use a client-centered approach where the focus is on helping my clients fully explore situations through active listening, reflective listening, empathy and related self-disclosure. I like to empower clients to find their answers within through mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches focused on tools for healing such as journal writing, relaxation breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. I'm also influenced by techniques used through brief solution-focused treatment, which gives clients a lot of encouragement and control over their own healing to help clients not feel dependent on me, but rather dependent on themselves and gain confidence about capabilities. I also have experience with helping with parenting skills using a peaceful, connection parenting approach.

If you feel like I would be a good match for you, I would love to help you with your emotional and mental health concerns. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #39001547A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jun 22, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joy is truly amazing!

Written by J.O. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 9 months

Joy is the best and I cannot say enough good things about how much she has done for my family!

Written by K.I. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Joy has been able to help me with a traumatic past that I never thought I'd be able to get over. At the start of my sessions, I was at the lowest of lows and honestly didn't have much hope of having a better future. It's been about four months since I've been having weekly sessions with Joy, and I'm starting to see life in a completely different way. She's given me and my spouse the tools needed to have healthy discussions instead of having heated arguments. Seeing her has been life-changing.

If you're like me and are at the bottom looking for help, then Joy is your therapist. She's easy to talk to and is one of the most caring people I've ever met. I still have a lot of work to do on my mental health, but I hope to be like her when I'm healthy!

Written by C.H. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Joy is wonderful! I’m glad she’s my counselor.

Written by J.O. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Super nice and supportive

Written by S.H. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Joy listens to every detail of our issues and provides great tools that genuinely help. She is also very personable and easy to talk to. She has gained not only mine, but also my husband's trust while helping us through some of our toughest challenges as a married couple of 12 years. I highly recommend her for any couple.

Written by A.L. on Apr 27, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Joy is a wonderful help in sharing resources and information and listens to all the concerns I bring up. She is very patient and kind in helping sort through my thoughts and feelings during a difficult time.

Written by C.H. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Joy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Joy Bell was extremely helpful and very good at listening to my concerns/adjusting focus to what my needs were. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.O. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Joy has helped me tremendously! I even have people wanting to seek her out as a therapist!

Written by S.O. on Aug 29, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Joy is wonderful.

Written by A.R. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Joy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very friendly and personable.