Joyce Arendt

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Family Connections Counseling Center Inc.

Joyce specializes in therapy aimed at reducing the devastating effects from difficult life events.  She believes working with the mind, body and soul is the most powerful way of healing from the unforeseen events that occur in all our lives.  Joyce believes most mental health symptoms and many medical issues originate in these events rather than being deficits or disorders of the person and can be resolved through therapies that address the whole person.  Joyce is passionate and committed to helping individuals achieve connection to themselves and others.  She draws upon her wealth of information and experience to guide clients through their own unique journey.

Joyce has been providing counseling services for almost twenty years in various settings and has been extensively trained in various models of play therapy (i.e., Sand Tray, Experiential, Filial), Somatic Experiencing and EMDR.   She effectively integrates her knowledge from these trainings with traditional psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; thereby enhancing the healing for children & families, adolescents and adults that address the majority of mental health issues from anxiety and depression to trauma and chronic pain.


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Certifications

Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S)