Joy Gaddes MA, LPCC-S

Joy delights in the moments where families become more connected, communicate more effectively, and kids see their potential. She's naturally playful, outdoorsy, competitive, and always up for a big challenge!




  • Academic and Performance Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Insecurity
  • Blended Families
  • Bravery and Assertiveness
  • Bullying
  • Child Behavior/Defiance
  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence and Self-Advocacy
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulse Control
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • School Refusal
  • Self-Kindness
  • Stress
  • Time Management
  • Trauma


  • MA, Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
  • Training in Play Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy (for anxiety and OCD)
  • Sensory Integration
  • Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)


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 I Do 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.

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