Joy Gaddes




Child, Adolescent, and Family Counselor

Joy Gaddes Counselor



  • Academic and performance anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness and confidence
  • Attachment insecurity
  • Blended families
  • Child behavior/defiance
  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Eating and body image
  • Grief and loss
  • Impulse control
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Organization
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • School refusal
  • Stress
  • Trauma


  • MA, Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
  • Training in Play Therapy

Helping Clients Thrive

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and I have enjoyed working in the public school setting for several years. I have been able to learn the stressors that academics have on children and how this can contribute to a wide variety of mental health concerns. My hope is to engage the family as a whole and work together to help their child achieve success with their therapy goals. My ultimate goal is for each family to feel as though they can be successful outside of therapy and that they have support in times of need. I believe that connection and attachment are crucial components of building positive relationships and healing within families. I enjoy making the therapeutic environment fun, playful, and expressive.

What She Does For Self-Care

I believe in the importance of taking time for yourself to unwind and recharge. I am newly married, and I enjoy spending most of my free time with my husband. We love the outdoors and often spend our free time traveling or working on house projects. We also enjoy hiking, camping, watching football, and cooking. I enjoy using my admiration of nature as part of my therapeutic approach to counseling children, teens, and families. I believe that it is important for everyone to take time away from technology and to experience being more present with their loved ones.

Favorite Quote

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” –John Muir

My Locations

Liberty Center

  • 7570 Bales St Suite #380, Liberty Township, OH 45069


Enter at the Lobby Entrance of the Offices at Liberty Center and take the elevator up to the third floor. The office is on the left (follow signs for ThrivePointe). When you arrive, check in at the iPad, and grab a beverage while you wait for your therapist.

Parking Information 

Free parking is available in the Warehouse Row Garage (behind Cobb Theater) and the surface lots behind the Offices at Liberty Center, which is off of Haskell St. Metered parking is available throughout the property. These meters have a 90-minute limit, and accept coins and credit cards.

Blue Ash

  • 9395 Kenwood Rd Blue Ash, OH 45242

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