Joy is a compassionate, thoughtful, wise therapist. I've been working with Joy for the last 10 months because of persistent depression/dark thoughts precipitated by a crisis of faith. I felt comfortable with her almost immediately and our weekly conversations have helped me process what was going on in my heart and mind. The topics varied from week to week; sometimes top of mind, recent events with work and family; sometimes deeper, long-standing struggles I've been facing with the evolution of my relationships and my faith in God. Unlike some clients, I didn't have very clear goals/outcomes for therapy and even those I eventually came to articulate were big and not immediately solvable. I just needed someone like her to process stuff with. I appreciate that Joy hasn't tried to force me into a specific goal or treatment modality but let our work together develop organically. She asks thought-provoking questions that make me pause and think. These questions have often helped me to see myself and the world around me in a different light. Because of her ability to listen, her sensitivity and empathy, I can answer honestly, from the heart -- more than I would naturally be able to do with others. While I don't feel "fixed" or that I've resolved my struggles, I feel better, more whole, more mature, and less alone than I did when I started with Joy. If you're reading this, I hope you'll be fortunate enough to get the chance to work with her.
MSW, LCSW Joy Rumsey
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
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Joy Rumsey is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 9
We all find ourselves stuck at some point in our lives and it takes courage to ask for help moving forward. If this is where you find yourself, let's walk through this journey together. I enjoy the process of working with those who seek change in behaviors, relationships, and management of challenging life circumstances.
Throughout therapy I will encourage the use of your strengths and your own expertise to reach the goals that you have established. We will work toward developing specific skills to utilize in order to manage unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviors in efforts toward improving long term emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years in hospitals, schools, and outpatient private practice settings. I have specialized training in addictions and extensive experience facilitating outpatient programs for adults struggling with mood disorders and substance abuse issues. My inpatient and outpatient employment has allowed me to work with families and individuals dealing with a wide array of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, life transitions, spiritual issues, grief and loss, self harm behaviors and family dynamics.
I hope to work with you!
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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