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Dr. Joy Velarde

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

We will all inevitably face challenges and difficult situations. However, there may be times when we find ourselves in a situation in which we try our best to manage the stressors, but it feels as though whatever we do doesn't work or things just don't improve. This can be scary and overwhelming, but it also provides the opportunity for positive change and growth.


I believe that there are different ways to approach a problem and I value the opportunity to help others figure out what works best for them. I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment where you can openly share your struggles and stressors, reflect on your past experiences, find solutions, and create new meaning in your life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescents, Adults

  • Grief/Loss

  • Transition & Adjustment Difficulties

  • Anxiety

  • Work-Related Stress

  • Asian-American/Pacific IslanderCultural Issues & Acculturation Difficulty

  • Relational Issues

  • Christian Faith, Religion, & Spirituality Issues

Insurance & Fees

I am an out-of-network provider for PPO insurance plans. I do not bill insurance directly, but I can provide a superbill statement at the end of the month for you to submit for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance membership services to inquire about your deductible and reimbursement rates for out-of-network providers prior to our initial session.

My fee per session is $200. I offer some sliding scale spots for those who have limited financial resources.


Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression? Have you recently experienced a loss or are having difficulty in your relationship?

Over my years of training and experience, I have worked alongside many individuals from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults dealing a variety of life challenges including grief and loss, adjustment issues, anxiety/depression, relationship difficulties, and cultural issues. For those interested in including their Christian faith and religion into therapy, I have specialized training in the integration of spirituality and psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary.


I am currently only offering HIPAA-compliant video sessions to individuals seeking services. I am licensed to provide services in multiple states.

For those interested in consultation services, trainings, workshops, keynote addresses, and conferences please contact Dr. Velarde directly at


Contact Me

I look forward to the opportunity of walking alongside you in your journey. I understand that it can be difficult to pick up the phone and ask for help. If you decide to reach out to me, know that I will offer a safe and confidential space during each therapy session.

Tel: 626-863-7569


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