Call for appointment 724-254-2521

or email


   The mission of this practice is:

  • to provide quality counseling from a biblical world view.

  • To help you create life-giving relationships with oneself, others, and God.


Your first appointment

Your first appointment will include an intake session. In the session we will talk about what brings you to counseling. I will also collect some important information about you including things such as your family history, medical history, and any past counseling you’ve had. We will talk about confidentiality, and sign forms related to this. You can view these forms below. Before the session ends we will set some basic goals for treatment. You can expect this session, and the following sessions, to each last about an hour.

Clients Rights & Agreement

Consent to Treatment

Client Information

What to bring

Medication information

Print and fill out the above three forms. This will save time we can use more productively in our first session.


Joy Thacker M.E., NCC

Joy Thacker M.Ed., NCC


About me: 


I have worked in the mental health field since 1990. My therapeutic work has been in private practice settings from a faith based perspective. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1990, and in 1995 obtained my NCC (National Certified Counselor)


I specialize in women’s issues, grief, Internal Family Systems, and I mentor in Transformational Prayer MInistry. I will come along side you, in a welcoming and safe environment, to help you move forward in your life.



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