Meet Joy Rabon,  MA,  LMFT

Therapist | Blogger | Storyteller | Writer | Hopeful Healer

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 27 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, Florida 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 approaches, such as Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy, she integrates a variety of systemic, holistic, neurobiological and psychosocial approaches to assist you in your journey toward emotional and relational healing and balance.

Joy has recently returned to writing for enjoyment after 30 years. Her personal blog, Joy Unraveled, is an intimate look at her own life story where she authentically shares her experiences happening in real time while reflecting on her journey through healing from various traumatic, tragic, and difficult life events. Her writings are aimed at empowering others so they know they are not alone in the struggle of life and to raise awareness of the societal concerns that impact mental health and relational dynamics. She hopes to continue to explore and grow this area of creativity in the form of blogging, writing poetry, inspirational quotes, articles, and books and is offering community presentations. In addition to writing, Joy’s hobbies include reading, spending time with family, friends, and her cats, engaging in outdoors activities, connecting with nature, thrifting, and unwinding with a good TV show.  You will also catch Joy on various social media outlets, keeping it real. To schedule a speaking event or to inquire about becoming a guest writer sharing your own healing journey, send her an email.