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Joy Pruitt

Title: Senior Licensed Professional Counselor
Staff Therapist LPC
Phone: 706-864-1819

Office: Stewart Success Center, 246, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Relationships and Dysfunction in Families using systems approach


Joy joined Student Counseling in September, 2010. Joy obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. After gaining diversified life experience and involvement in community service and cultural opportunities, Joy returned to graduate school and obtained her Master of Art  in community mental health counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1999. Joy has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia since 2006 and has previously worked in crises centers, outpatient services, and provided counseling with adults, children and families with knowledge of a full range of mental health issues. Of particular focus with the university population is giving students tools for managing anxiety and mood disorders using cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches. Joy has a passion for helping young people build healthy relationship skills by navigating relational losses and learning to function within dysfunctional family systems. Joy focuses on using a strength-based resiliency approach. In her free time, Joy has a passion for serving in her church as a layleader and is a volunteer for Family Promise, an international church-based resource for local homeless families.


  • M.A., Masters of Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • L.P.C., Counseling, Georgia Composite Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, 2006
  • B.A., Business Marketing, University of Georgia

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