Graceview Counseling Center    

Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Christian Counseling

Our Story

Joy Sumrall, MA, LPC-S

I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am licensed as a Counselor, LPC # 19601, with the Texas Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners, PO Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, (512) 834-6658 (tel.).

Areas of Expertise

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have worked with a diverse population and a variety of issues. Issues I have addressed include, but are not limited to, depression, childhood behavioral issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse, anxiety disorders, family discord and dysfunction, grief, terminal illness, substance abuse and spiritual direction.

Fee Scale

The fee for my services is $120.00 per session. I do utilize a sliding scale in order to accommodate all income levels. It is the client’s responsibility to request the sliding scale fee option. Payment is due at the time of service. Clients are seen by appointment only. Clients may be charged for appointments that are broken or canceled without 24-hour notice. 

Services offered and Clients Served

I approach counseling from a non-directive approach. I recognize a need for genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard on the part of the counselor. While I believe in a person-centered approach, there is not one therapeutic approach that I subscribe to, rather, my approach is eclectic. I recognize that each person and situation is unique and therefore needs a personal approach to counseling that meets his or her specific needs. The array of techniques I use are based on the specific issues and goals as defined by the counselor and the client. I work with individuals, couples and families. I also conduct group therapy. I see clients of all ages and backgrounds. I do not engage in child custody issues.