Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC is a Fellow in Thanatology ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She teaches in the graduate Clinical Mental Health Psychology Department at Lipscomb University and at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She maintains a private counseling practice and supervises those seeking licensure as LPC-MHSP. Joy has over 25 years’ experience as a licensed professional counselor, chaplain and ordained minister.
Dr. Samuels holds D. MIN. and MDIV. degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. Additionally, she holds a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Northridge, California; a Counseling Certificate in Substance Abuse from the Northern Virginia Community College, Annadale, Virginia; and a B.A. in English Literature, from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Among her areas of expertise are: individual, couples and family counseling, trauma and bereavement and post-masters supervision.