Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Jose, California, 95128

Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT

Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT
Accepting new clients - Contact me!

Michael R. Joy, MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 53563
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22447
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
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: I'm committed to making psychotherapy accessible. I offer sliding scale fees for clients who are unable to pay the full fee of $140. Payment is expected at the time that sessions are held. I currently accept cash, check, or credit/debit card. If paying with a check, please make it payable to Michael Joy.

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Evening Availability

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*PLEASE NOTE: I'M NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Therapy can be a powerful tool for collaboratively navigating through life's challenges, finding clarity, 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 look forward to hearing from you about what's prompting your decision to seek therapy. I'd be happy to describe my therapeutic approach in further detail and answer any questions 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 11 years of 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 non-binary 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). 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). 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).

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • 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 (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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