Mamie Joyce is a Nashville native and is serving as a Post Masters Volunteer at The Refuge Center for Counseling. She completed her Bachelor of Family Sciences with a Minor in Communications at The University of Kentucky and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University. Currently, she is pursuing Tennessee licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Mamie has spent the last two years working closely with adolescents, single-parent households, individuals, and couples of all different backgrounds. Mamie has a passion for working with those who deal with a sense of low self-esteem, grief/loss, identity loss, transitions, and low body positivity. She has experience in facilitating workshops on topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, self-care, and discovering identity. Mamie’s preferred models of therapy are Collaborative, Family Resilience Framework, Experiential, and Gottman.
Mamie believes therapy engages connection between systems, so that awareness moves from being covertly present, to overtly present, through dialogical conversation and that each individual’s beliefs, values, and meaning are meant to be discovered with others. Mamie believes that change is a key process in life, but just because we have to embrace it, does not mean that we have to embrace it alone. Surrounding ourselves with relationships that create a safe, accepting, and hopeful belief system helps us to thrive in the midst of change.
In her spare time, Mamie enjoys being in nature, watching movies, hanging out with friends and family, coloring, reading anything Brené Brown, and traveling.