A Licensed Psychologist Here to Help You
My name is Nick Joyce and I have provided therapy for over a decade. I received my doctorate PhD in Counseling Psychology. I previously worked at the University of Akron, University of Michigan and Purdue University before coming to Florida and USF. With this university experience, I practice empirically validated therapies, ones which have been supported within scientific literature. I went to a Catholic high school that had the motto of educating "men for others," which is a value I hold for myself and my profession. One of the things that drew me to therapy and is the diversity of people and the various backgrounds and identities they carry.
In addition to traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I practice a style of therapy that comes out of Eastern notions of mental health and is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Therapy is goal oriented and we examine what obstacles impact your behavior and functioning. Everyone has "blind spots" that develop over our lives as we are impacted by family, friends, and society in general. We break problems down into smaller units of specific behaviors that may not be functional anymore because of these unknown blind spots. Once you have greater awareness of these behaviors you can begin changing them if need be.
Ultimately, we figure out what it is you are avoiding and learn how to better deal with that thing.
I gave a TEDx talk that might highlight the work I do: Click here to view
Check out this free e-book that many of my clients have found helpful: Click here to view
In my free time I enjoy comedy, movies and play/coach competitive ultimate frisbee.