Hi! My name is Joyce A. Graham. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I completed my Master's Degree in Community Counseling at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I currently have a private practice in Missouri where my counseling specialties include issues involving anxiety; depression; grief/loss; stress; and PTSD.
Counseling is my passion! The interpersonal strengths that I bring to the counseling profession are compassion, a genuine concern for the welfare of others, and Christian integrity. Christian integrity is extremely important to me because I believe that as ambassadors for Christ, we must not only be “hearers” of God’s word, but “doers” also. And we must allow the Holy Spirit to govern every area of our lives. I have been a Christian since the age of 19. I have faced many challenges in my walk with Christ. I know, personally, what it means to face adversity and I have a passionate desire to see others, through Christ, overcome the struggles, pain, and disappointments of life.
I am a firm believer that God has a purpose, destiny, and a plan for each of our lives. One of my favorite scriptures is found in the book of Jeremiah 29:11. It reads, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
I am here to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. I want to assure you that anything you share with me will be held in the strictest of confidence and your privacy is protected.
On a personal note, I have been married for 36 years and am the mother of 3 grown children; 2 daughters and 1 son. If you want to know more about me, please feel free to ask.
I commend you for reaching out for counseling. Having someone to talk to makes it easier to process our feelings. I believe that you and I working together can begin addressing your concerns and God will guide us in working towards processing any challenges or obstacles to your success.
I look forward to communicating with you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
LPC #2013011419 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
We are just getting started, but I am confident that we will work well together and she will definitely be an aide to me.
Joyce has been given a gift of empathy beyond any other counselor I have come across. Joyce listens, truly listens in a way that she is able transport and place herself in the other person's shoes (the person seeking counselling). You will feel like she truly "gets you" and fully grasps the complexity of any problem. I have never felt more comforted and secure knowing she truly understood what I was dealing with. Which is how she was able to help guide me through a very difficult transition period in my life.
Thank you Joyce! God Bless
I am a grown man, a preacher in fact, and have appreciated and trusted Joyce's counsel on personal matters, ranging from dealing with family, anxiety, stress, anger, depression, and boundaries. She has been very helpful. Highly recommended.