Dr. Joy received her undergraduate degree in international business, French and music 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 practitioners.
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 the renowned Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Four challenging, yet rewarding, years later, she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Since then, Dr. Joy has also received certificates in BioEnergetic Medicine, Reiki, Reconnective Healing and Matrix Energetics. Soon she will be receiving certification in Quantum Reflex Integration, which is a therapy used to integrate primitive reflexes to benefit the entire neurologic system. Dr. Joy is passionate about examining all aspects of mind-body-spirit for the realization of freedom in this journey of life.
Dr. Joy honors the uniqueness of each individual and provides support to each patient’s own innate healing abilities by employing both modern medicine and the wisdom of traditional healing therapies.
When she’s not providing compassionate care and natural alternatives to those seeking complementary medicine, she leads a full life with her two daughters, her amazing husband, her two step-sons and many pets! She loves traveling, gardening, homemaking, yoga, Barre, biking, running, meditation and the pursuit of personal growth!