Joy is a caring, safe, empathetic person who is both non-judgmental and culturally sensitive in her approach to counselling youth, adults and seniors. She has a client-centered focus and integrates family systems theory along with cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and/or art therapy.

Joy helps clients work through issues such as: emotional regulation, anger management, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, perfectionism, food and eating issues, grief, bereavement and loss, self-esteem, self-worth, stress management, self-care, time management, codependency, family problems, family of origin issues, domestic violence, trauma, abuse, identity issues, immigration adjustment, life transitions, interpersonal issues including boundaries, assertiveness, communication, and conflict management. She also provides Christian counselling.

Joy believes in the dignity and worth of individuals and their ability to make changes to improve their lives. Her desire is to help clients gain new insights, increase their self-awareness, experience a renewed sense of hope and a greater level of healing, health and wholeness in terms of their mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and relational well-being.

Qualifications: Joy has a Bachelor’s of Social Work, Honours, from York University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary, is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Language: Joy is fluent in English

Availability: Joy works at our Mississauga office and also offers telephone and video counselling