Dr. Joy Velarde
Dr. Velarde is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the Director of Training of Fuller Psychological and Family Services community mental health clinic and is a project manager at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.
Dr. Velarde formerly led the grief and loss group at Fuller Psychological and Family Services, where she created the clinic's grief group curriculum and now oversees the training of student therapists in group counseling. She recently led and launched the Fuller Telehealth program. This program allows the clinic to provide services to clients throughout the state of California.
Building upon her areas of expertise, Dr. Velarde also teaches the Marketing and Program Administration courses in the Fuller School of Psychology doctoral program. Through these courses, she mentors and teaches future psychologists how to market their businesses, lead and oversee programs, and implement new projects in an organization.
Dr. Velarde is the founder and CEO of Joy Paper Designs LLC, a company that creates mental health focused products including the My Journey Planner for mental health and wellness.
You can visit her shop here: www.JoyPaperDesigns.com
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Emphasis in community psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr. Velarde is able to provide telehealth to those in the following states:
California, License Number: PSY31744
Nevada, License Number: PY0968
Idaho, License Number: PSY-203308
Arizona, E.passport 5554
Colorado, E.passport 5554
Delaware, E.passport 5554
Georgia, E.passport 5554
Illinois, E.passport 5554
Missouri, E.passport 5554
Nebraska, E.passport 5554
New Hampshire, E.passport 5554
Oklahoma, E.passport 5554
Pennsylvania, E.passport 5554
Texas, E.passport 5554
Utah, E.passport 5554
My therapeutic approach to treatment is to be active and directive. I provide both emotional support and practical feedback to help my clients navigate the challenges they face. I primarily work from a cognitive-behavioral therapy perspective; however, I have a strong background in psychodynamic therapy and will integrate this into my work when appropriate. I seek to provide compassion and empathy to each person I work with and I strive to help my clients build upon their strengths and find meaning in their lives.