Dr. Joy Velarde

Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist

Life will often bring about numerous stressors. Though we try our best to manage these stressors, it may sometimes feel as though whatever we are doing is not working or things just aren’t improving. 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 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, Asian-American Cultural Issues, & Relational Issues
  • Telehealth

Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression? Have you recently suffered a loss or are having difficulty in a 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.

I offer in-person sessions at my office in Pasadena, CA as well as telehealth video sessions to individuals seeking services in California, Nevada, and Idaho.


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.

180 North Oakland Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101

Tel: 626-863-7569

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