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Joy Paul, LCSW-C

Child, Adolescent, Women’s & Reproductive Psychiatry located in Bethesda, MD and offering Telehealth appointments in Maryland, Virginia, DC, Florida and Michigan


About Joy Paul, LCSW-C

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Joy Paul, LCSW-C, is an experienced licensed clinical social worker at WCWCW, serving adults of all ages in Bethesda, Maryland, throughout Montgomery County, and the Greater Washington area.


Joy brings more than 30 years of experience to WCWCW. Over the span of her career, she’s helped countless children, individuals, couples, and families achieve better relationships and improved well-being through enhanced communication skills and self-awareness.


Warm, funny, and engaging, she creates a welcoming environment in which patients feel comfortable. She is known for developing excellent rapport with her patients, forming strong bonds that encourage honesty and growth.


Joy believes in helping her clients to learn effective communication skills as well as to develop a greater awareness of their own mind sight to give deeper perspective. She uses different modalities in her treatment to help people achieve better mental health, including; cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems approach, emotionally focused therapy and Imago therapy.


In therapy, she teaches her clients to become more sensitive to their own emotions, gaining a higher tolerance for distress and the confidence to take risks and live their best life.


Joy presently serves as a board of director at EveryMind and the Anti-Defamation League. She is an active volunteer in the community.