Joy Makela, LMHC-S, LSP, NCC

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor
Licensed School Psychologist
National Board Certified Counselor

 Veteran Ready Doxy.Me77E0A121-A9F4-44BB-A62F-A4756E9F63D6

** Clinicians are Independently Contracted Providers**

“An extremely supportive, compassionate, bright counselor who is straight-forwardly clear and confident,” is how Joy’s patients describe her approach to counseling. Her collaborative style, psychoeducational training, multi-functional perspective and developmental focus across the life span (ages 11 to 65+) are well suited for working with natural go-getters, high achieving professionals, ambitious students, top performing athletes and action-oriented individuals that want to get better.

Joy understands there are some issues that are a bit more unique and complex for people who are reaching for the most out of life such as juggling responsibilities, relationship challenges, performance anxiety and sometimes feeling lonely at the top. Her experience as a military spouse of a frequently deployed special operator provides her a strong understanding of challenges that come with military service and the sizable impact it has on all family members.

She received her Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of West Florida where she also served on faculty for several years before transitioning into private practice. In addition to counseling, Joy is a professional educator, public speaker and an award-winning writer and photographer recognized by the Parenting Publications of America.

Joy is an active volunteer in the community serving on several educational and non-profit organization committees. She and her husband of 26 years learned to love soccer, science and cheering on the Florida Gators, SMU Mustangs, UT-Dallas Comets and Texas A&M Aggies while celebrating everyday life with their three great kids!

Patient Age Ranges: Elders (65+), Adults (20-64), Teens (14-19), Pre-teens / Tweens (11-13)

Click to see Joy’s Specialties
ADHD / Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity
Abandonment
Academic Concerns
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aging and Geriatric Issues
Anger
Anxiety
Bipolar
Blended Family Issues
Breakup
Bullying
Career Counseling
Caregiver Issues / Stress
Child and Adolescent Issues
Chronic Illness / Disability
Chronic Pain
Codependency
Cognitive Impairment
Commitment Issues
Communication Problems
Control Issues
Cyclothymia
Depression
Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
Dual Diagnosis
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Overwhelm
Emptiness
Family Problems
Family of Origin Issues
Fear
Fertility Issues
First Responder Issues
Forgiveness
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Guilt
Health / Illness / Medical Issues
Helplessness
Identity Issues
Infidelity / Affair Recovery
Intellectual Disability
Irritability
Isolation
Learning Difficulties
Life Purpose
Men’s Issues and Problems
Midlife Crisis
Military and Veterans Issues
Money and Financial Issues
Mood Swings
Multicultural Concerns
Marriage / Couples Issues
OCD / Obsessions and Compulsions
Panic and Panic Attacks
Paranoia
Parenting
Perfectionism
Postpartum Depression
Post-traumatic Stress / Trauma
Power
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Rejection
Relationships and Marriage
Religious Issues
Self-Actualization
Self-Care
Self-Compassion
Self-Criticism
Self-Doubt
Self-Esteem
Self-Love
Sensitivity to Criticism
Shame
Social Anxiety / Phobia
Spirituality
Stress
Terminal Illness
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trust Issues
Values Clarification
Women’s Issues
Workplace Issues
Worry
Young Adult Issues


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