Currently accepting new clients (971) 707-9933
Mental Health Therapy
Specializing in Trauma
I am passionate about helping people to experience healing from the negative effects of trauma. It is an honor to be part of a person's journey toward getting their life back. Trauma is a personal experience, and I seek to meet clients where they are. Whether it is difficult to drive again after a car accident, or the fear of getting close to people because of abuse as a child, I believe that healing is possible.
I primarily work from the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy approach, which is an alternative to traditional talk therapy. EMDR Therapy can lessen or eliminate the emotional disturbance of past traumatic memories by promoting healing of the whole person. Many people who have tried talk therapy without success have found this type of therapy to offer the healing they were seeking.
My name is Joy Paul, MA, NCC, LPC Intern. I received my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and hold a BA in Compassion Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy by Life Transformation Institute in March 2019. I completed basic Contemporary Gestalt Therapy training in November 2019 by the Contact Institute. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Oregon. My supervisor is Gina Lisiecki, LPC.