Joy E. Hitztaler, MA, LMHC   owner, counselor

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I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor for Washington State (LH60130164) and have my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor in pastoral care from Northwest College, Kirkland, WA. I regularly take continuing education classes with subject matter pertaining to current clients and updates on various diagnosis and treatments. I have experience counseling children, youth, adults, couples and families working through many different issues including: phobias, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, addiction, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, sexual abuse, eating disorders, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, families with parents separating and divorced, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder, Domestic Violence, parenting and discipline, parent -child relationship difficulties, couple and marriage issues, career and life direction, crisis and suicidal ideations, attachment issues, and more. I have worked as a school counselor, child and family therapist, domestic violence group facilitator, inpatient mental health counselor, and social worker. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to helping you and your family!


1724 Cole Street, Ste 1A

Enumclaw, WA 98022

tel: 253.254.8249

fax: 844.214.7530

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"I’ve been a client of Joy’s for a number of years now. I continue and will continue to see her because of the help and advice I get from’s invaluable and has helped me immensely. She’s helped me work through not only very tough/dark times but she’s also been there in the great times. There’s NO other person that I’ve felt comfortable sharing and trusting my most guarded parts of my life with, not even a family member. She is such an amazing person and truly cares about your well being. You simply can’t sum up what she’s done for me in a paragraph though and I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!"

 - Nic V


"Joy helps remind me of how far I've come when I can't see it myself. Her questions and coping strategies come to mind when I'm going through a new situation. Her re-framings and responses to my issues are so insightful, I often write them down to ponder later."

 - Andrea I

"2011 was a very difficult time in my life and I needed help! I reached out to my Employee Assistance program at work and they referred me to Joy. I was scared it wasn't going to work since she was so much younger than I was, but boy oh boy, was I ever wrong. She has been an incredible therapist and brought me through some very intense, emotional times in my life. She has helped me to learn coping skills and given me tools to implement those changes. She is very caring, yet when I needed a kick in the pants, so to speak, she gave me the boost! Her insights into my emotional, physical and sexual abuse issues have helped me be able to function and heal in a real and incredible way. She was extremely helpful and has spent hours helping me work through the hard issues of my life. She literally has been a lifesaver....multiple times. I have since moved out of state, but I still meet with her virtually once a month.....just for my own well-being"

 - John P





"I’ve been seeing Joy for a couple years and I’m grateful for her expertise. She is a great listener and she asks questions that challenge me to dig deeper and get to the root of an issue. I appreciate her background and professionalism and value the way she guides me to my own conclusions. I’ve never felt foolish or dismissed, she works with me where I am and supports my goals with patience and care. She has led me to a much healthier and happier place and have felt respected and cared for every step of the way. I have sent many people to her and they have been blessed as well. I’m just so glad I found her."

 - Lauren H

"Joy has been a safe place for me and my kids in counseling.  She has a comforting, welcoming presence, while also helping to give practical steps to move toward healing.  Every counseling session has been helpful to truly get to the root of the problems and feelings that me or my kids are facing.  She is one of the very few places that I feel completely comfortable sharing any of my experiences or thoughts and has been faithful to help me took at them in a new light.  Joy has helped my family tremendously and I am so grateful to have an amazing counselor like her."

 - Kristi F


"I’ve really appreciated you accepting my sister and I, I continue to come because you’re are always so positive, insightful, and welcoming! ."

 - Kendall S

I came to see Joy in the darkest time of my life.  And now I'm having different perspective on life.  

Plus, she helped me with my teenage son and he was awful and now he's better, thanks to Joy and tools

I learned. "

 - Mark



"ITimes have been tough thanks to the pandemic. I found Joy when I was a few months past a tough bout of postpartum depression, and I was really interested in holding onto my newfound interest in living life to the fullest. Joy is a great listener and my sessions with her always help me see a better perspective.  Joy has great suggestions for helping me stay positive.  Joy has definitely done what I hoped she would do, she helped me hold onto my joy :) "

 - Kari S