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Joy Walsh, LCSW, PMH-C

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Joy Walsh, LCSW, PMH-C


Joy Walsh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees clients in the Lombard office and via telehealth.

Hello there, I’m Joy Walsh!

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social worker, but you might also call me a self love gardener, values explorer, or a creative confidant. I help people who long to feel that they are living genuinely, sick of feeling anxious or depressed, or want to never again re-experience their traumas, but fear the healing process or making the changes to do these things. I guide my clients to explore and learn who they really are, what they really need, and the tools they best respond to so that they can move forward in their life with open arms, hearts and minds!

At every touch point, I teach and practice from a place of integrity and authenticity. My focus is clear as I work within the realm of my values as a clinician: emotional awareness, identifying values, recognizing patterns, practicing mindfulness and empowerment.

I know from my own personal exploration and healing from significant loss that it’s easier to move through the process and feel vulnerable when you have a safe and non-judgmental space or person to sit with you, listen, be a sounding board and cheer you on. It can be such a scary decision of who or where that might be, but to start by asking for help anywhere you feel a connection is your superpower.

You are not broken, so you don’t need to “fix” anything.

I believe that self acceptance and genuine human connection will change the world. That’s why I hope you can jump start your healing and schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if you and I are a good fit.

License / Credentials
Aurora University
Cultural Identity
White, Cis-Female, Straight, English speaking, neurodivergent, able bodied, 30-something, Adoptee: domestic, at birth, same race, Mother, Married
Age of focus
Ages 15-Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) EPO Edward-Elmhurst, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Duly/Dupage Medical Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Edward-Elmhurst/IL Health Partners/ Behavioral Care Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)- NorthShore University Healthsystems/Swedish Covenant, ComPsych, Modern Health, Self Pay
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
Advanced Level Somatic Experiencing (SE) student, Completed CCTP Training
States Licensed In
Abortion/Pregnancy Termination, Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Use, Anti-racism/Anti-oppressive-based topics, Anxiety, Becoming New Parents, Birth Trauma, Body Image, Body Neutrality, Body Positivity, Burnout, Career Exploration, Co-occurring Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, Developmental Transformations, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Disordered Eating, Domestic Violence, Expecting/New Parents Couples Therapy, Family Planning, Fear of Vulnerability, Food & Body Related Concerns, Gender Affirming Therapy, Grief, Harm Reduction, Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach, Holistic Practitioner, Interpersonal Therapy, Intimacy Concerns, LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, Life Transitions, Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy, Narative Therapy, NICU Infants, Panic, Parenting Children with Disabilities, Parenting Concerns, Parents of Premature, Perfectionism, Perinatal Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Process Addictions, Psychodynamic Approach, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Sex-Positive Therapy, Shame Resliency, Single Parenting, Single Parenting By Choice, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Spirituality, Stress Management, Stressed-out Moms, Substance Use, Teen Pregnancy, Therapy for Therapists, Trans-Affirming Therapy, Trauma, Values Work, Work-Life Balance

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.