About Joy

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Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist  PSY22923

joy@thecenterforconnection.org 

 747-224-7303

Dr. Joy Malik-Hasbrook is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been dedicated to supporting families for the past fifteen years.  Dr. Joy is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive psychological assessment, psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and families, and parenting consultations.  Dr. Joy provides therapeutic assessment, psychoeducational evaluations, social-emotional assessment, and developmental testing that increases understanding, helps families make important decisions, and provides vital recommendations to support the child. 

Specifically, Dr. Joy specializes in supporting children and families to effectively address concerns related to the following areas: problems with self-regulation/control, emotional outbursts, anxiety, depression, attention difficulties, learning differences, IEP support, developmental delays, neurodevelopmental concerns, parenting challenges, social difficulties, impact of high stress, loss, family conflict, adoption, and trauma.  

At the core of Dr. Joy’s therapeutic services are the values of connection, compassion, and integration of current research to strengthen children and families’ well-being and resiliency.  The families that she works with appreciate her warm style and nonjudgmental presence.   Dr. Joy is also passionate about teaching psychology students and interns and has been providing supervision and training for the past eight years.

Dr. Joy is a California native who began her path in psychology, completing her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.  She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at CSPP-Alliant International University, San Francisco.  During her graduate training, Dr. Joy studied the benefits of yoga as an intervention for children.  Furthermore, she integrates mindfulness meditation and compassion into her daily life and work with families.

Dr. Joy is also deeply committed to her family and to being a conscious parent of her two children, and understands both the amazing gifts and challenges that come with parenting. She applies the work of Tina Payne Bryson, PhD and Dan Siegel, MD both as a parent and as a psychologist and values utilizing and sharing this progressive research and relationally-based approach to parenting.