Joyce Baldinucci, LCSW, LCADC

Founder and Clinical Director



Before Joyce and After Joyce

You were excellent at taking big, sometimes hard to conceptualize, ideas/theories and make them relatable on a personal level. Speaking to these ideas/theories from your own life’s experience made them personal and thus easier to implement in my own life. You were always so kind to me, which meant a lot. There were many days I would walk into the office with my manic energy bound up, ready to argue about anything and everything and you always responded with kindness. Sometimes the kindness was proceeded by a hard-hitting truth, but it was always there. In short, the timeline of my life will forever bisected into two epochs – before Joyce and after Joyce- you’ve had that much of an impact.


I Owe My Life to Joyce

I had the pleasure of working with Joyce for over 2 years; I came into her office tangled and downtrodden by two decades of complex trauma. I hit the lowest point of my life and Joyce was there to walk with me through the peeling back of traumatic layers. She reached out after heavy sessions, was always on time, kept her word, and helped me trust others & myself again. Her ability to guide and maneuver through the deepest, most painful emotions developed a safe space. If you feel like you don’t know where to go and who to talk to, contact Joyce. I owe my life to Joyce.


Sober for 2 Years Now

I feel so lucky to have found Joyce. I struggled with alcohol addiction for many years and when I felt truly ready to dedicate myself to confronting my addiction, I sought out AA meetings and a therapist. Thankfully Joyce was close by and specializes, among other things, in addiction. Joyce provided great resources, guidance, and advice, but more than this, she is one of the most compassionate, caring people I have ever known. She is exactly what I needed in early sobriety. I have been sober for 2 years now and I am eternally grateful to Joyce.


Astute and Thorough

Joyce is an extremely astute and thorough therapist.  She is also compassionate, funny, accessible, and flexible.  She had great insights into our child and was a total pleasure to work with.  There is almost nothing she can’t do.  I respect her judgment and wisdom and am indebted to her.  Thank you, Joyce.


A Critical Juncture

When I started therapy with Joyce, I was at a critical juncture in my life, with many alternative pathways to choose from.  Joyce was calmly able to help me sift through the information and help me find a pathway I was extremely happy with.  Thank you, Joyce!

D. B.

Inspiring Clinician

I have the pleasure of working alongside Joyce and over the last year, she has been an inspiring clinician and colleague. Her mindfulness practice is just naturally a part of her and she brings this into the field with such ease. I believe she embodies the values of the social work mission!

J. W.

A True Mentor

Joyce and I began working at the Center for Great Expectations together. Not only was Joyce a colleague of mine, but a true mentor. Her trauma work with clients, use of EMDR, and mindfulness interventions have been inspiring. Joyce not only left a lasting impact on clients, but on staff as well. Joyce has a natural commitment to her clients and team. She constantly seeks trainings that will enhance her skillset, especially in trauma work. I can truly say that Joyce has made me a better clinician and I am grateful for everything I was able to learn from her.

B. R.