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About Me

Dr. Joy Bressler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, and couples therapy and maintains a private practice in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Bressler has over 20 years experience working as a therapist and administrator in a large urban university campus counseling center and a therapist in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient settings as well as teaching advanced clinical practice to graduate social work students.  She is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and trauma. 

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, she has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of group psychotherapy, suicide prevention, biofeedback, and stress management for professional women and men.

Dr. Bressler is an interactive, contemporary psychodynamic, object relations  therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education 
Ph.D Virginia Commonwealth University - Educational Leadership
MSW Virginia Commonwealth University - Clinical Track/Mental Health
BS Virginia Commonwealth University - Rehabiliation Services
ASN Marshall University - Nursing Science

License
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions - License # 0904001551

 

Additional Training
Washington School of Psychiatry - Certificate in Dynamics of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Washington School of Psychiatry - Group Psychotherapy Training Program

Professional Activities and Memberships
National Association of Social Workers - Virginia Chapter (Past President)
College Student Educators International (Past Board of Directors)
Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services
Richmond Human Services Incorporated Board of Directors
United Way (Past Services Planning Board of Directors)




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