Joey Mazzaferri, LICSW, LCSW-C is warm, engaging, and straightforward. She utilizes evidence-based modalities with a relatable perspective. Her philosophy incorporates culturally-informed practices, as well as, a holistic approach to ensure all parts of a client's experience are part of the therapeutic relationship. Joey welcomes the opportunity to work with clients who face depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss and relationship issues. Clients can feel shame and guilt for needing therapy. Joey is committed to normalizing the need for and benefits of therapy. She is excited when a client is able to recognize how their own history impacts their future and is able to utilize that knowledge to make positive changes. She finds CBT to be particularly useful in identifying negative patterns, while enabling the client to reframe those negative thoughts into positive ones. CBT allows for clients to be the driver of their treatment.
Joey knew from an early age that she wanted to help people, be their advocate and make a positive change. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Guilford College with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She learned that while she has great respect for the law and enjoyed advocating on behalf of the public, Joey wanted to help people learn to advocate for themselves. Joey completed her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
Joey provides a judgment free and safe space for clients. She believes in the importance of the therapeutic rapport where trust develops naturally. Her goal is for clients to increase self-awareness so that they can independently identify negative behaviors, address them and change the behavior. She believes in promoting self-discovery and healing. She empowers clients to live the life they envision for themselves. Joey enjoys helping clients find the motivation for treatment and the power to make healing changes in their lives.
Joey utilizes Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Grief and Trauma Processing, DBT and CBT. Joey received advanced training for CBT at the renowned Beck Institute. She has experience working with teens, individuals, veterans, couples, groups, and families in the community, at home and in a hospital setting. Joey specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life changes, addiction, peer relationships, sexual abuse and trauma, and mood disorders.
Some fun things about Joey: She has a Maine coon cat named Chloe. She loves cooking new vegetarian recipes and duking it out with her elliptical.