Trauma is the primary focus of my work -- specifically helping clients overcome the effects of childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault as well as other traumas. As trauma work encompasses and influences the individual as well as their relationshps, it covers every aspect of the individual's life and their way of relating to others. I have been trained in EMDR and utlize this modality successfully in my work, as well as incorporating principles of personal coaching. In addition to individual treatment, Joyce facilitates a variety of support groups. I pursue with my clients the definition of mental health: a psychological state of well being, characterized by continuing personal growth, a sense of purpose in life, self-acceptance, and positive relations with others.