Joy holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Ferris State University. She is certified by the State of Michigan as a Master Social Worker (Clinical and Macro) and as a certified School Social Worker.
Her extensive experience covers individual and group therapy to the elderly and their families, individual and group therapy to students, mental health services and therapy for the mentally impaired and developmentally disabled. She has served as a liaison between students, homes, family services, the courts, protective services and any other contacts that will best serve children and families that face the challenges of disabilities, abuse and poverty.
Joy’s specialty is counseling individuals diagnosed with mental illness, developmental disabilities, ADD, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenic, and learning disabilities. Joy states her passion is “to empower youth and families to help themselves.”
She also serves as a tutor, mentor to college and teenage girls, and has taught Vacation Bible School, coached Junior Varsity girls’ basketball, and Varsity girl’s track. Joy is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
When not mentoring youth, she relaxes with walking, washing her car, yard work, listening to music, attending athletic events, going to the movies, and playing 1:1 basketball with her God Son (Monte).