Joyce received her bachelor’s degree with a focus on Therapeutic Art and Music from Virginia Commonwealth University and master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. She is currently working on her PsyD dissertation at California Southern University with a focus on positive psychology and mindfulness for burnout prevention in mental health professionals. Joyce has 19 -years of experience working in the mental with field with children and adults who have experienced trauma. She has worked in a variety of areas to include residential, private day school, case management for a local community services board, early intervention, intensive in-home counseling, mental health skills building, individual, family and group counseling, and day treatment. These positions have included both direct care and supervision roles. For fun Joyce enjoys long-distance running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.