• About Joy Jegede

    About Joy Jegede

    Putting a face on your therapist is very important and I’d like to share some basic information about me with you. I am first and foremost a human who cares for others. This important piece of me is why I chose to be a psychotherapist as I found that this specialty comes naturally to me. I will put your needs first and do my best to nurture your soul.

    I am originally of West African descent, and I immigrated to the United States with my family years ago. I hold a clinical social work license in the states of Maryland (#19956), New York (#086399) and Connecticut (# 11204); and I am currently working on obtaining my doctoral degree in clinical social work. I have over 10 years experience treating mental health using talk therapy which I believe will enrich our work together. As a clinician, I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a certified Problem-solving Treatment provider. I am experienced with utilizing Narrative Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and providing Coaching to my clients.

    Mental health is personal to me, its more than a profession. During my first semester as an undergrad, I had some trouble with low energy, low motivation, and trouble figuring out why I felt the way I did. As I trained to become a social worker 6 years after that experience, I realized what I went through was a brief depressive episode. That realization piqued my interest in mental health and I began to wonder how many others suffered from worse not knowing what was happening to them or have anyone to talk to. I have also experienced life transitions, trauma, role changes and grief; all of which can impact anyone’s mental health.

    My life has not been perfect so I hope my lived-experiences position me to do some authentic work with you. Reach out today, let’s connect and get to it!

    Associations

    National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    American Association of Suicidology (AAS)