Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adult/Adolescent (Ages 16+)
Joyce Sauter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As a therapist with Progressive Behavioral Health, Joyce brings her experience and enthusiasm to those who desire positive change. The concept of Person in Environment is foundational to her practice. The promise of this orientation is the assurance that making a positive change in one aspect of our lives causes an empowering ripple effect. This benefits other aspects of our lives, as well as our relationships with those important to us.
Joyce facilitates discovery of what an individual desires, and works in partnership to create an action plan. The resulting strategy may include methods and resources drawn from: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed therapy, Mindfulness-based methods, Motivational Interviewing, and concepts informed by Family Systems therapy, among others.
Joyce’s interests include mood and adjustment issues, anxiety, adolescent and family concerns, recovery and relationship issues. She is a careful and insightful listener, using empathy and skill to support self-discovery. Joyce provides respectful and compassionate care to all who seek it.
Joyce completed her Social Work Master’s at The University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. Her graduate program was distinguished by selection as a National Child Trauma Project Fellow. Here she received intensive training by nationally recognized specialists, and gained practical experience at a crisis shelter.
Prior to her Social Work studies, Joyce graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, receiving Phi Beta Kappa honors. She then entered The School for International Training, receiving a Master’s in International Administration, specializing in Cross-Cultural Management and Training. For many years she has helped highly diverse groups and individuals overcome difficulties during critical junctures in their lives. Joyce sees patients at our Friendswood office.