My life's work is to help people gain balance, achieve emotional healing, improve self-esteem, resolve childhood issues, and attain personal goals. My therapy style is supportive and collaborative. I have training and experience in hypnosis and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). I help new clients to set therapy goals so that we can assess our path as we go.

I have taken Dr. Karyl McBride’s WIEBGE (Will I Ever Be Good Enough?) therapist-training and am now certified in the 5-step recovery model. I became interested in this program as I have observed that so many of my clients do, indeed, seem to have narcissistic parents, and that this leaves a person with deep uncertainty and insecurity about her own inherent worth. I see that all of my clients need to develop unconditional love and caring for themselves and the child that they once were, in order to be able to move forward in their lives.

I am multicultural, offering counseling in Spanish, French, and English.

Other special areas of focus in my practice are: encouraging creativity, healing pet grief, and assisting with new mother concerns.

I am a BCBS PPO provider, and also can provide a receipt for clients who wish to pay out of pocket and seek reimbursement from their own insurance companies. Many of my clients choose to use self-pay instead of insurance. The fee is $175.00 per 55-minute session.

License and Credentials:
I have two master’s degrees. The first is in English, from Dominican University in River Forest in 1979. The second is in Counseling, from National-Louis University in 2006. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.

Contact me:

Currently, I see all my clients online. I am able to see Illinois residents only, due to licensing regulations.
Phone: 1-630-935-7915
Email: joydavy723@gmail.com

Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training