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Nurse Practitioner and Sober Coach
Joy specializes in women's holistic mental health and sober coaching. She is a board certified nurse practitioner, "Gray Area Drinker" and recovery coach, Ayurveda lifestyle counselor, certified yoga teacher, dancer, and mother of two young boys. She teaches yoga and dance, and moderates Women for Sobriety meetings. As a working mother and woman in long term recovery, Joy knows the challenges women face in these sensitive areas of life.
Joy started in healthcare in 1998 as a medical assistant at a women’s clinic, and became a Registered Nurse in 2002, working in perinatal services. In 2008, she earned her Master’s Degree in Science of Nursing and became board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/nurse practitioner. She has worked in adult internal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, OB/GYN, and worked in peri-operative services at Yale New Haven Hospital until opening her practice in 2015. She continues to work in adult internal medicine part time.
Joy has enriched her practice with studies in Ayurveda, Yoga of Recovery, Heart Based Meditation, mental health nutrition, functional medicine and psychopharmacology.