Meet Joy Rabon,  MA,  LMFT

Joy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and the owner of Valley’s Edge Integrative Counseling.

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’s hobbies include traveling, reading, writing, spending time with family, friends, and her cats, engaging in outdoors activities, connecting with nature, thrifting, and unwinding with a good TV show.