Not currently accepting new clients

The Joy Effect

Therapy for Anxious Perfectionists

not currently accepting new clients – closed for indefinite leave of absence

Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Beginning March 15, 2023, The Joy Effect is no longer operating as a counseling center as part of an indefinite leave of absence.

This leave is for positive and personal reasons (yes, everything is okay!), yet it remains a bittersweet task to say goodbye to our clients.

You will find this website updated once any information is available as to an expected date of return for new/returning clients.

Thank you for the honor of serving you.

If you are looking to connect with a new counselor, we highly recommend contacting Mosaics of Mercy for assitance finding a therapist or program who matches your criteria and needs.

If you are a former client and need access to billing documents, you can still access your client portal by navigating to the client portal login page in the main menu of this website.

If you stumbled onto this page but are looking for information about working with Carolyn Robistow as a coach for your relationship with alcohol or for your business brain blocks, you can find updated information about her services at


the joy effect.

because if momma ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy

Mind-Body Techniques

What’s in the brain is in the body.  Have you ever noticed the way stress can show up as shoulder tension? We carry stress, anxiety, and even trauma in our bodies. Mind-body therapy techniques sound woo-woo, but they’re legit. Brainspotting (BSP) is one example of a mind-body therapy approach.