Joy Kolker

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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Joy Kolker

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

818 Cherry Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 358-6857

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Joy Kolker is not currently accepting new clients.

About

We are born to love and be loved. Yet, difficult work, home, or health challenges, high sensitivity, introversion, rocky relationships, relocation, or unresolved childhood issues can make us feel unloved, resulting in depression, anxiety, stress, mistrust, grief, anger, loneliness, or low self-esteem. I provide a safe haven to explore your innermost feelings, thoughts, experiences, desires; I want to hear your story. I listen attentively, acknowledge your feelings, and gently identify/examine self-defeating thoughts and behavior patterns, causing suffering. We will develop and practice ways to reduce stress and anxiety, diminish depression, increase self-confidence, and enhance well-being.
I am practical, neutral, and guide effective communication. Together, we will identify the words, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, causing distress in your relationships. In a warm, engaging manner, I will offer tools to help you refine communication skills, enhance empathy, embrace self-compassion, and deepen trust, connection, intimacy, and love.
I incorporate dreamwork, writing, sandplay, myths, art, and movies into talk therapy customized for your unique needs. For your comfort, my office is located in a charming Queen Anne Victorian house located in downtown Santa Rosa with free parking. I look forward to hearing from you soon. ~ Dr. Joy

Finances

  • Session Fee: $155 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon Partnership California
  • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY 23656
  • School: PHD/MS Meridian University; BA Oregon State University; UC Berkeley X, HRM Cert

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: UC Berkeley Extension / Human Resources Management

Location

818 Cherry Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 358-6857

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive Persons
  • Introversion
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cardiac Risk Management
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2023
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Joy Kolker

Psychologist, PhD