Joy's (she/her) vision for Integrative Empowerment Group is to provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and empowered regardless of their identities, beliefs, and ways of living and loving.
Clinically, Joy is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Joy practices from a multicultural feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with clients (individuals, couples, groups) toward reaching mutually agreed upon goals. She has extensive experience working with womxn of color and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Joy is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. Finally, she is an experienced Kink and Poly Knowledgeable professional.
Joy graduated with a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University and a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York City. Joy has over 13 years of experience working with college students at several major universities including three years at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Joy has been a fully licensed psychologist since 2010. Joy is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Level II Ra Sekhi Kemetic Energy Medicine Practitioner, as well as a Reiki Level II practitioner.