South Florida native turned Boston resident, Joy received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a concentration in Autism Specturm Disorders from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a license to practice in the state of Massachusetts.

Joy has 7+ years of experience providing speech and language therapy to children ages 12 months-18 years in both private practice and public school settings.

She has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with early language delays, receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and communication goals secondary to Autism Spectrum Disorders and multiple, complex disabilities (i.e., co-occurring language, vision, hearing, and motor needs). She also holds in-depth knowledge of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) processes within public school systems. 

Joy provides child-led, neurodiversity affirming services that are driven by positivity and empathy. Her therapy techniques are rooted in the most recent evidence-based practices. Collaborating with families and communities is an integral part of her service delivery, as she is passionate about each client’s system feeling supported and empowered to help their child grow.  

Outside of being a speech-language pathologist, Joy is a wellness professional and teaches fitness classes across the Boston area. In her free time, you can find her reading a good book, adventuring outdoors with her pup, Luna, or searching for the best cup of coffee Boston has to offer.

“Joy is fully engaged with her students and she goes above and beyond what's expected. She has been working with my son for the last three years. During this time, I've seen his independence and confidence with his speech and use of his AAC device expand tremendously.”

"Joy is an exceptional advocate and shows up for her students and parents by providing useful resources, especially throughout the IEP process. She ensures parents and school staff are aware of the multiple options that are available and accessible to them.”