The Joy Center
  We are eager to support your growth. 
Psychotherapy. Pastoral Counseling. Coaching.


Sometimes we feel buried in the rubble of past events, buried in burnout, or disconnected because life is just moving so fast. Feeling buried and disconnected keeps us from living as our truest self.   Feeling buried and disconnected means we are out of sync with these foundational rhythms and most likely missing out on abundant relational life. The Joy Center, Inc. can provide help along the way. Through counseling that is both pastoral and/or clinical in nature, interactive prayer and training, we create opportunities for people to learn, heal, and thrive.  

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Upcoming Events

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church


Connecting with God Course

Sat, September 14, 2019


"Coming to terms with the trauma of my past was a daunting task.  The Joy Center Inc, helped me to make sense of my story and to overcome the things that seemed insurmountable.. "

- Lynn

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Joy is...

Joy is sunshine.

Joy is rainstorms.

Joy is the smell of spring.

Joy is feeling alive.

Joy is children laughing.

Joy is sustainable.


Joy comes from encountering people who are just "glad" to be with us...always. Through a variety of modalities, we can learn to recover our lives from the things that have taken our joy.  


Newton's first law of motion (paraphrase) says that an object in motion stays in motion until a force acts upon it. If you want to change the direction you are heading, try something different. 

Discover what thriving is.

We were all designed to BE a beautiful story. Our inner narrative tells us a story, and we tell the story to others with our behavior.

. The heart is open, flexible, curious, creative, loving, and kind.  By learning to engage with your heart, we can develop a connection with the Creator, with self and others that is life-giving.  Our stories begin to make more sense, and we can learn to respond to with the best parts of who we are instead of reacting form an old program lodged in the brain.  

Life is like a bank account.
A dime here, a dollar there, often describes the deposits of joy in our lives.  Real life, though, often requires
withdrawals that are more than our accounts are holding.


Overdraft in our life looks like lack of patience, short tempers, seeing people as problems and problems become bigger than our relationships.  Overdraft sometimes looks like anxiety, burnout and depression. Frequently overdrafts effect those closest to us, and relationships begin to fracture.  


Just like a bank account, the only way to recover from an overdraft is with a deposit.


Sometimes, we don't know how to find the reserves to make the deposit!  We can help you find the resources you didn't know you had. 

Edit a narrative.

We were all designed to BE a beautiful story. Our inner narrative tells us a story, and we tell the story to others with our behavior.


Listen close to your head and heart and you may hear a surprising script. Sometimes the narrative is true and life-giving and sometimes it isn't. Through learning to engage with your heart, our stories begin to make more sense, and we can learn to respond to our story instead of react. Learning about the interactive presence of Jesus and the skill of connecting to Him can also facilitate profound change.  We learn to engage with His narrative and not the distorted voices from our past experience or simply our misunderstanding of who we are.