Joyce A. W. Thatcher, Psychologist in Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002

Joyce A. W. Thatcher

Joyce A. W. Thatcher

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Educational Psychologist - 803
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 20653
Office 1
139 Sunset Ave/01002; 19 Center Ct/01060
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
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Office 2
19 Center St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
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Change comes from within, but sometimes we need an outside perspective to get a better handle on our challenges. I focus on my clients' strengths, and can help identify those unique skills, talents, inclinations, and interests that will serve them well because we often pay more attention to the forest rather than admire the incredible strengths and powers of the individual trees.

Email or Call Joyce A. W. Thatcher at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20653

My Therapy Focus

I am especially skilled at helping adolescents and families, as well as anyone struggling with health challenges, whether those struggles are mental, emotional or physical. I aim to help my clients view their culture, family of origin, community, and peers through a new lens. In this way independence in problem solving can be more easily achieved.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Disability
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Love
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Yoga Therapy

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