Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT, Counseling in San Jose, California, 95128

Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT

Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 53563
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22447
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1361 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, California 95128
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My standard fee of $120 is in the same range as other therapists with similar experience in the San Jose area. I reserve a set of reduced-rate time slots for clients with financial hardships. I accept cash, check, or credit/debit card. Clients who pay with cash receive a $5 discount. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about the fee when we meet for our free initial consultation.

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Therapy can be a powerful tool for collaboratively navigating through life's challenges, finding clarity of thought, and alleviating distress. Amazing opportunities for emotional healing and personal growth can emerge when a therapist is your affirming, validating, and candid advocate. Therapy can help with transitioning from pain, isolation, fear, confusion, and/or anger to relief, connection, trust, determination, and release. Therapy is sometimes focused on acknowledging the impact of past events, identifying automatic reactions that are problematic, considering alternative (more productive) responses, and intentionally living in new ways that are more likely to bring healing, purpose, meaning, success, and fulfillment. At other times, therapy may simply assist with finding and using available resources to effectively resolve problems. I hope that you'll contact me and share what's prompting you to seek therapy. I'd be happy to describe my therapeutic approach in further detail and answer any questions that you may have.

Email or Call Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22447

More Info About My Practice

I have long-term, in-depth experience with supporting clients from a variety of cultural/ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I follow the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ("WPATH") Standards of Care when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I'm experienced at assisting clients with managing anxiety about the future (e.g., achieving academic/career objectives, improving romantic/family/friend relationships, etc.). I'm skilled at helping clients find relief from feelings of sadness, loneliness, and confusion (e.g., resolving challenges in a romantic relationship, grieving the death of someone/loss of something, being a survivor of trauma/abuse, etc.). I'm familiar with supporting clients through difficult life transitions (e.g., recovering from addiction, finding new jobs, changing careers, "coming out" about gender identity or sexual orientation, etc.).

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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