MS, TEMPORARY LIMITED LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Joyce Kuribayashi’s academic background is grounded in clinical psychology and bolstered by experience in various clinical, hospital, and rehabilitation settings. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Michigan – Dearborn and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. Her current research focuses on identity and interpersonal functioning in adults with complex trauma. She is a member of several professional organizations such the American Psychological Association, the Asian-American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality Assessment.
Joyce is fluent in Mandarin and speaks conversational Japanese.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new restaurants, standup paddle boarding, and skiing.
Joyce works with individuals, couples/ families and approaches therapeutic intervention from a holistic, culturally open stance. She has specialized experience in working with the concerns of Minority communities.
In therapy, Joyce strives to build a relationship that will assist clients in gaining insight, skills, and passion to achieve their most fulfilling life. Her priority as a therapist is to empower her clients by creating a safe environment built on value, respect, and empathy. She uses an integrated approach built on principles of cognitive-behavioral theories (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT), psychodynamic therapy, neuropsychology, and positive psychology.
Joyce’s experiences and expertise are most suited for adults of all ages and children (10+) with a focus on adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal and relationship issues, stress and relaxation training, women and immigrant experiences.