Joyce Brooks, LSW is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s degree in social work from California University of Pennsylvania. Joyce has additional education in the areas of Gerontology and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Joyce has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults addressing many issues including grief and loss, trauma, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, attention deficit disorders, oppositional defiant disorders, Asperger’s disorder, stress related issues and self-esteem. Joyce has worked in a variety of mental health settings (residential, in-home services, alternative education, partial hospitalization). Her techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based, Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to address the diverse needs of clients. Christian counseling is available as requested. Joyce’s approach to therapy is that clients posses the internal and external resources to draw upon in order to help them develop solutions to their problems. Using client’s strengths, the therapeutic process becomes more of a collaborative process that leads to more sustainable change.
Joyce was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. She enjoys spending time with her family, Steeler football, Penguin hockey, running and bird watching.
UPMC, United Behavioral Health and Cigna