Dr. Joy received her undergraduate degree in international business, French and piano from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, and then worked for a few years in project management, first for The Carnegie and then for a language management firm.
Through her mother’s experience with ovarian cancer Dr. Joy realized the limitations of a purely conventional medical model and was introduced to alternatives. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find a qualified ‘alternative’ healthcare practitioner at the time.
Over time, Dr. Joy’s job became unfulfilling and her desire to learn more about natural medicine continued to grow. She quit her job and pursued her passion to provide alternative care to those seeking it. Dr. Joy completed massage school and through that process discovered Naturopathic Medicine. This was what she had been looking for!
After two years of required pre-med courses, Dr. Joy was accepted into Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Four challenging yet rewarding years later, in 2004, she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Since then, Dr. Joy has also received certificates in BioEnergetic Medicine, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Matrix Energetics, and Quantum Reflex Integration.
Dr. Joy honors the uniqueness of each individual and provides support to each patient’s innate healing abilities. She is passionate about uncovering and addressing the root causes of dis-ease and helping people to understand all of the factors that contribute to our experience of health and well-being. Patients come away not only feeling better, but empowered, with greater vitality and freedom, to enjoy life more fully.
When she’s not providing compassionate care and holistic solutions, Dr. Joy loves spending time with her 4 children, the best partner she could ask for, an Australian Shepherd, and 3 cats! She loves connecting with friends and family, traveling, gardening, homemaking, Tracy Anderson workouts :), biking, running, meditation and the pursuit of personal growth.