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Meet the team


first time in counseling? not sure how to choose?

Here’s some helpful tips to get you started.  If you already feel comfortable, scroll down to read about each therapist. 

carolyn robistow, m.ed., lpc

Therapist & Founder of The Joy Effect

Carolyn Robistow, Counselor for Anxiety and OCD, sitting on bench in park

If you’re an overwhelmed and anxious people-pleasing perfectionist, you’re in the right place.

Finding yourself carrying the mental burden of running a household can feel like you never have a minute to relax (and you probably feel guilty when you DO try to relax).

Even when things go well, it’s hard to enjoy the moments, because you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Carolyn's Main Therapy Techniques
Carolyn's Session Rates

Initial Phone Consultation: Free

Standard 5o min Session: $175

Insurance: Out-of-Network Only (What does that mean?)

Victoria Garcia, m.S., lpc-Associate

Victoria is no longer seeing clients at The Joy Effect because she has opened her own private practice!

You can now find her at

Supervised by Jennifer Cain, M.S., LPC-S, RPT-S