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Joan Edwards Kay, LMFT

Joan Edwards smilingLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 51274

Joan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She counsels couples at all stages of relationship, always with the goal of building healthy relationships and strong marriages. She also works compassionately with individuals and families who are navigating the challenges of divorce. 

In addition to couples, Joan enjoys working with individuals. Areas of interest include: trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, betrayal, grief, life transitions, women’s issues, and spirituality.

Specific areas of training:

  • The Internal Family Systems model
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
  • EMDR (a proven method for resolving trauma)
  • LifeStar training for sex addiction 
  • Prepare/Enrich - for premarital counseling or to enrich existing relationships

Joan is the co-author of It's Momplicated: Hope and Healing for Imperfect Daughters of Imperfect Motherswhich was released by Tyndale House Publisher in September of 2018. 

Joan has been an adjunct professor in the Masters program for Marriage and Family Therapists at Western Seminary in San Jose and has spoken and provided workshops at numerous churches in the Bay Area.

Joan has been affiliated with both the Sexual Recovery Team at Community Presbyterian Counseling Center in San Ramon and the Addiction Recovery Center in San Jose. Both offered comprehensive programs for individuals, couples and the partners of those who struggle with sexual addiction. 

Joan received her Master’s degree at Western Seminary in Los Gatos, CA and her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She worked in the software industry for ten years and has been in ministry for over fifteen years. She is a member of the California Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Joan is happily married and has two grown daughters, four stepdaughters, and five grandchildren.

$150 per hour
Joan does not directly bill insurance companies, but  is happy to provide Superbills you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. She would be considered an "out of network" provider.

Office Hours:
Mondays 11 AM-8 PM, Tuesdays, 11 AM-8 PM, Thursdays 11 AM-8 PM. Other times may be available upon request.

Joan can be reached at 925 400-9079 or by email: [email protected].

To learn more, go to www.joanedwardskay.com.


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