October Newsletter

We hope this newsletter finds you well and filled with great joy! 
We are thrilled to have you as part of our community, and we sincerely thank you for trusting us to be a part of your healing journey. Within this edition, you will find important updates, exciting events, products for sale, and other great news that we can't wait to share with you.

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that Dr. La'Tesha will be receiving a prestigious award from the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting body for every school of social work in the US. This accolade recognizes her exceptional Social Work mentoring throughout her impressive 25-year career in the field. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. La'Tesha for this well-deserved honor and applaud her remarkable achievements and significant contributions.


Healing Trauma And Emotional 
Discover the path to preventing, easing, and healing emotional challenges. This is your key to a better individual and collective mental health and wellbeing.
Hosted by: Dr. La'Tesha, LCSW
Part I: October 4th - November 1st. 
Time: 7-8pm
Part II: November 8th, 15th, 29th, December 6th and13th.
Time: 7pm-8pm
Email: to reserve your spot!
The Support Circle: A Great Joy Hosted Men's Support Group!
Join our men's support group and find understanding, support, and acceptance as we navigate life's challenges together. Discover effective tools and habits to cope with the curveballs thrown our way and manage societal and familial expectations. Let's learn, grow, and overcome together!
Hosted by: Daniel P., LAC
Monday's at 6pm - Virtually
Email: to reserve your spot!

Celebrating Our Ambitious Clinicians!

We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on two exceptional clinicians at Great Joy, Shaniqua G., LSW and Synia S., MSSW. These remarkable ladies are pursuing their Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) degrees at Simmons University, the first school of Social Work in the U.S. Their commitment to professional growth and academic excellence is truly commendable. Shaniqua and Synia's pursuit of advanced education not only demonstrates their dedication to their craft but also reflects their passion for making a lasting impact on the lives of those they serve. We are immensely proud to have them as part of our team and are excited to witness their continued growth and success. Please join us in celebrating Shaniqua and Synia's achievements as they embark on this transformative educational journey. Their commitment to enhancing their skills and knowledge will undoubtedly benefit our clients and further elevate the quality of care we provide.

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Hispanic Heritage Month is here, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate the rich tapestry of Hispanic cultures! This month is not only about honoring traditions and achievements but also about shining a light on an important topic: mental health within the Hispanic community. At Great Joy, we believe in fostering holistic well-being, and Hispanic Heritage Month provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness and support mental health initiatives within the Hispanic community.

Ignite Joy with our Candle Sale


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World Mental Health Day is an important global observance held on October 10th every year, aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues and promoting well-being. On this day, individuals and communities come together to support one another and engage in activities that promote mental well-being. There are various activities that can help decompress and improve mental health, such as practicing mindfulness and meditation, engaging in physical exercise, spending time in nature, reading a book, journaling or expressing oneself creatively, connecting with loved ones, seeking professional support if needed, and engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation. These activities can provide a much-needed break from the stresses of daily life and contribute to maintaining and improving mental health. By consciously setting aside time for yourself, you create an opportunity to decompress, recharge, and focus on activities that bring you joy and peace. Remember, even a short break can make a significant difference in your mental health, allowing you to relax, rejuvenate, and maintain a balanced state of mind amidst the demands of daily life.

Thank you for trusting us,
with love
Great Joy Counseling