Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 86785)

Joy Hillriegel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Joy is a sex positive, kink-, poly-, and LGBT-friendly therapist. She works with individuals and couples who find issues from their past are getting in the way of living the life they want to live or having the quality of relationships that they desire.

Professional Affiliations
Bay Area Open Minds


"Joy was the most compassionate, empathetic therapist I have ever experienced. As a queer transgender person, I truly felt seen and validated by her, but more than that, her methods of inquiry and EMDR were extremely helpful when working through past traumas and difficult memories. True healing happened during and after my sessions, and I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone."

--Jesse P.
Musician, Teacher, Philosopher
Portland, OR

Download Intake Paperwork

Intake form (poly) or Intake form (monogamous)
Consent for therapy

For your privacy, please do not email completed forms. My intake form is quite long. You will probably need close to an hour to complete it. When thoroughly filled out, it provides me with valuable information, and saves you time in session. Please fill out as much as possible and bring it with you to our first meeting.

We will also sign the consent and HIPAA forms at our first meeting. Feel free to print them and bring them with you or sign the ones I provide when we meet.

Clinical training and experience

Masters in Counseling Psychology. Varied/Integrated clinical training including: Psychodynamic, Narrative, and Relational approaches.

Hakomi: a combination of body-centered therapy, mindfulness, and experiential therapy that gently and powerfully deepens self-knoweldge and integration of different parts of ourselves.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing): a brief therapy technique for the relief of symptoms caused by traumatic life experiences.

Ready to get started?

Call or email to set up your first session.