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Joy is an AANP board certified family nurse practitioner, certified coach, movement and meditation teacher, sacred living guide, and mother.
Her journey into integrative health and functional medicine intensified as she sought to support her own health and that of her young sons. Joy is an ardent advocate of holistic methods to support the body’s innate ability to heal.
She specializes in supporting women find whole health through private coaching, movement and embodiment practices, and women's gathering that focus on bringing intentional ceremony with the Sacred Feminine.
Her credentials include American Academy of Nurse Practitioner board certification as a family nurse practitioner, certified professional and "Gray Area Drinking" coach, Ayurveda lifestyle and Yoga of Recovery counselor, certified yoga teacher at 500 hrs. She is also a lifelong dancer, and mother of two wily boys.
Her path in healthcare started in 1998 as a medical assistant at a women’s clinic after an alcohol related injury ended her pre-professional dance career. She became a Registered Nurse in 2002, working in perinatal services, and earned her Master’s Degree in Science of Nursing and became board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/nurse practitioner in 2008. Her professional experience includes adult internal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, OB/GYN, and she worked in peri-operative services at Yale New Haven Hospital until opening her practice in 2015.
Joy's professional and personal practice is enriched by studies in Ayurveda, Yoga of Recovery, Heart Based Meditation, mental health nutrition, functional medicine and devotion to the Sacred Feminine, Goddess. She has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher trainings and has been a certified yoga teacher since 2010. She continues her work in studying embodiment and movement practices, and her devotional practices to support women and girls today.