Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC
Dr. Alicia Mahler
Licensed Psychologist  

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Joyce Garee, LCSW-R

Joyce Garee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC.  Joyce is also a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

For the past 20 years, Joyce has worked with adults and adolescents in mental health treatment. Joyce specializes in treating PTSD, those who have experienced trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. 


In terms of treatment, Joyce specializes in utilization of several techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies to aid patients with change.  She assists individuals in identifying thought patterns and emotional blocks that inhibit change, as well as teaches tools for recovery crafted to meet the needs of each client.

Joyce has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Music, from Alvernia University in Reading, PA, as well as a Master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University in Scranton, PA.  She is a Level 2 EMDR clinician. She has also supervised Social Work graduate school students from Fordham and SUNY Albany Universities.