Joy Metoyer,LCSW

Joy Metoyer,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
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 fee for a fifty minute session is $180.00. I can provide a superbill (documentation) for you to submit for "out-of-network" coverage.
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2476 Armstrong Street
Livermore, California 94551
2100 Lakeshore Ave. Ste B-4
Oakland, California 94606

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My Approach to Helping

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I firmly believe that each person is unique with a distinct story which is impacted by various circumstances and people in their own lives.

I work with adults on an individual level or in couple relationships, and also with adolescents with an array of concerns such as trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, and issues of grief and loss, as well as concerns around life transitions, problematic relationships, and an inability to focus which hinders one's capacity to be happy and content.

I am an African-American person of color and appreciate and value difference. I am trained extensively in cultural diversity and work efficiently with racial, gender and sexual identity, and "alternative" lifestyles.

More Info About My Practice

I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Healing Shame Therapy when working with individuals and couples. The EFT evidence based theoretical model has proven to be effective in helping individuals and couples achieve the type of loving relationships that they desire. As an attachment therapist (please see website for further information), I help people understand themselves at a deeper level to enhance their ability to make better choices and find their way to a more fulfilling life.

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

I work efficiently with racial, gender and sexual identity, and "alternative" lifestyles. I am skilled at working with shame which can be a debilitating emotion that inhibits one's ability to feel good about themselves.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am passionate about the work I am allowed to do in helping people achieve more content and fulfilling lives. I consider it a privilege and an honor to be trusted with the intimate details of one's emotional life.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work largely with people of color and marginalized populations. I have a particular interest in culture, alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ individuals and couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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