Joy Elliot, MA, LMFT

United States

NC LMFT 2505


I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, & EMDR trained therapist. I specialize in treatment of complex trauma & pregnancy loss. These credentials qualify me to be a therapist but what do they mean? Some say the letters after someone’s name have become like alphabet soup. No one knows what they mean & no one really cares. So here’s a little about my counseling philosophy.

Treatment Approach

My primary framework is attachment focused. I believe humans are designed to enjoy connection with others. From before birth our bodies & brains are already making connections to significant people in our lives. We need secure loving relationships in order to function optimally. When safety is threatened & love is absent we become overwhelmed. Therapy provides an environment to share your story. It\'s more than a calming space. It\'s a nurturing relationship that allows you to feel seen, heard, and known. It may be your first safe connection.

Therapy allows you to feel valued & willing to seek other relationships. In time, hopefully you discover your voice & grow in your capacity for joy. During sessions I may use various tools to help you gain a sense of stability & peace. But, more than anything I listen deeply. I join you where you are and honor all the ways you have courageously endured.



4920 Windy Hill Drive Raleigh, NC 27609

Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)


Not in network with insurance panels. Will provide super bill to submit for reimbursement.

Therapy Type:

Individual psychotherapy, Group therapy



Either in-person or online

North Carolina

Accepting new clients