Meet Our Team
Meet Joy Rabon, MA, LMFT
Joy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Valley’s Edge Marriage and Family Therapy.
She has a combined total of over 26 years working in the mental health field in public, private, and school settings. Joy obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fl in 1996, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 2000, and completed additional coursework for School Counseling Licensure also from Appalachian State University in 2010.
Joy’s style is relaxed, casual, conversational, and reflective. Joy does not position herself as an outside observer to the change you desire and are working toward creating in your life. She is on the journey with you. Although direct and no-nonsense, her unique combination of personal and professional experiences along with her sensitive and intuitive approach will hopefully assist in alleviating anxiety about your counseling experience. Drawing heavily on postmodern influences on therapy, she integrates systemic, holistic, neurobiological and psychosocial approaches to assist you in your journey toward emotional and relational healing and balance.
Meet David Black
David is the Administrative Specialist for Valley’s Edge.
He brings with him a rich combination of over 20 years of experience in working with customer relations and service; product sales, merchandising, and support for a specialized clothing line; and is a local artist. A native of Dothan, David graduated from Northview High School and has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. His genuine love for people and attention to detail translates into the work he does for Valley’s Edge as he takes your calls, answers your questions, and manages the day to day operations of the office.
Even on his time off, you will find David contributing to the community whether through acts of service, creating art, or supporting local small businesses. David’s warmth, compassion, and ability to find joy and laughter in some of the most difficult situations contribute to keeping the office a positive yet nurturing place for your therapeutic experience.