Joy Rabon,  MA,  LMFT, CCTP, RMFT

The person of the therapist…

Joy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Alabama and North Carolina; a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada & a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

She has a combined total of over 27 years working in the mental health field in public, private, and school settings. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida in 1996, she moved to Boone, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University where she received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000. Additionally, she completed endorsement coursework for School Counseling Licensure, also from Appalachian State University in 2010.

Joy lived in Boone, North Carolina for nearly 20 years before moving to Dothan, Alabama in 2015. Though she considers Dothan her “home-base,” she refers to the  Boone/Blowing Rock area as “home-home” and travels back regularly.  Her practice is now exclusively online which has allowed her to extend her services beyond her immediate area to provide counseling throughout the states of Alabama and North Carolina, as well as Canada.  Joy is continuing to explore opportunities for cross-cultural professional development.

Joy’s style is relaxed, casual, conversational, and reflective. She does not position herself as an outside observer to the changes you desire, rather, she is on the healing journey with you.  Drawing heavily on postmodern approaches, such as Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy, She integrates systemic, holistic, neuro-biopsychosocial, and traditional psychotherapeutic methods to assist you in your journey toward emotional and relational healing and balance.

Joy has a special interest in working with healing from traumatic stress by systemically integrating mind, body, brain, and spirit. She is known for her no-nonsense and direct approach and creativity to finding solutions and alternative perspectives while demonstrating sensitivity and compassion and building solid relationships with her clients.

When she isn’t working,  Joy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her cats;  traveling, reading, thrifting, unwinding with a light-hearted TV show and spending time in nature and the great outdoors. Additionally, she is learning the French language and French cooking and is looking forward to being able to use her passport again!