Joy Carter

Joy Carter, LMSW

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Adult Practitioner

You do not have to suffer in silence with stress, anxiety, and depression. I provide a safe space for women of color where you can feel and express your emotions without judgment. Women of color face unique challenges when seeking out mental health services. As your therapist, I will honor, acknowledge, and recognize your feelings about your life experiences. I will provide an objective perspective so you can use your strengths and inner knowing to gain insight into your experiences and challenge perspectives that do not serve you. As Audre Lorde states, taking time to care for yourself and your mental wellness “…is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation…” I would be honored to partner with you in caring for your mental wellness.


I have been a Licensed Master Social Worker since 2000 and have experience in community mental health and medical settings. My experience includes working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, intimate partner violence, a history of abuse, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with people who are who are adjusting to life transitions, such as changes in family/relationship roles and chronic illness. In addition, I have studied mindfulness, meditation, guided visualization, and coaching practices to support those that I serve. I stay connected to the social work community by supporting master’s level social work student interns at Arizona State University as a Field Liaison

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