Joycy Lacombe is a licensed mental health counselor with over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents to achieve life change.  She has a background in behavioral therapy working with families of children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder; writing and developing programs to teach fundamental life and learning skills, with the goal of increasing independent functioning.

 

She loves working with couples, helping them to recapture the feelings that initially drew them to each other.  They work together to systematically identify and evaluate the components of the present crisis, to develop personalized strategies to help navigate future challenges and finally cast vision towards the next stage of their relationship.

 

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She is a huge proponent of developing effective communication skills, namely through learning to clarify and reflect.  Her work with couples has become her specialty.  One of her best known quotes is, “Sometimes we just need to dig up the foundation of your relationship and use the proper tools and materials to set it back the right way.”

 

Joycy has a love for learning and a love for teaching.  She incorporates her strong ability to teach in her counseling sessions.  In addition to counseling, Joycy believes in giving back and highly values mentoring others.  She volunteers her time with students and thoroughly enjoys mentoring young adults who demonstrate a drive for learning and creatively; encouraging them to push themselves beyond borders to discover all that life has for them.

 

As a self-proclaimed, perpetual life learner. Joycy continually seeks additional resources and education to remain informed of the new methodologies and effective therapeutic interventions available in order to help her clients.  She believes in collaboration and strives to equip her clients with the skills they need to be successful, not only in the areas they are currently tackling, but in all aspects of their lives.

Note from Joycy:   I believe the counseling experience is a two-way experience.  I enjoy learning about the various factors that have influenced an individual’s thought processes.  I consider it a great responsibility and privilege to be able to reflect insight into situations and relationships while teaching my clients to do the same.

 

"Achieving mental health can quite often be the difference between believing the truth about yourself or believing a lie." - Joycy Ann Lacombe

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