Therapy

For individuals, couples, groups and families

Take a deep breath. You are here now. It only takes that first courageous step away from the pain, confusion or fear toward the path of freedom and the life you desire.

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Live in More Joy

Choosing the path towards freedom & joy

Our philosophy is that we each have a wellspring of joy within. Therapy helps to uncover our challenges in accessing that wellspring. The therapeutic process enhances self-acceptance and empowerment. This allows you to cultivate joy, laugh freely and be more fully alive and thriving.

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Meet Sarah

A compassionate healer

Sarah Bowman Davila, LCSW, is a therapist in Irondequoit experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her background in family services and chemical dependency informs her expertise with women’s sex and love addiction and multiple addictions. Read more…

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Therapy
Take a deep breath. You are here now. It only takes that first courageous step away from the pain, confusion or fear towards the path of freedom and the life you desire.
Live in More Joy
Our philosophy is that we each have a wellspring of joy within. Therapy helps to uncover our challenges in accessing that wellspring.
Our Therapist
Meet our compassionate healer, Sarah Davila, LCSW. Read more...

Recovery is Possible

We support your healing

We are committed to supporting you in feeling more fully alive with a sense of joy, purpose and freedom. Our work together aims to support your ability to develop the tools necessary to return at any time to that center of peace and trust within. We use a number of therapy modalities to do just that.

Experiential Therapies

Experiential / action therapy uses activities, such as role-play, to allow people to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations. Then, the experiential therapist helps people begin to release and explore negative feelings as they relate to past experiences. In this way a person may move past these emotional barriers.

Psychodrama

Originally developed by Jacob Levy Moreno, this creative therapeutic approach uses facilitated role-playing to to work through issues.

Sociometry

Sociometry is a means of measuring social choice, or the decisions, both conscious and unconscious, that are made in inter-personal interactions. Then, measurements can be used to facilitate change.

12-Step Programs

We believe that 12-step programs support longer-term recovery through personal and spiritual growth.

Our Services

Kind & compassionate therapy

We offer therapy for individuals, couples, families and in groups. Our therapy services are based in our calming and welcoming office in the heart of Irondequoit, NY. Our therapist, Sarah Davila, has decades of experience in family services and in supporting those dealing with addictions. As a New York State LCSW she employs a wide range of therapy modalities to support your healing.

Joy Full Living Center has a special passion for supporting women confronting sex and love addiction. Likewise, the partners of people recovering from sex and love addiction. While couples and individual therapy is integral to this work, Sarah has a particular expertise in group therapy using experiential techniques such as psychodrama.

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Individual Therapy

Help to identify where you want to be and in finding resources (internal and external) to support you getting there

Group Therapy

Facilitated group therapy for people seeking help with sex and love addiction, anxiety, and those in addiction recovery

Family Therapy

Empowering families to define roles and needs while developing empathy and a greater awareness of each other’s struggles

Couples Counseling

Support for finding new ways to listen and share together, while actively supporting one another’s healing and growth

Schedule your appointment today!

New to Joy Full Living Center? Then contact us for a Free Consultation. Existing clients can schedule their next appointment online.

A simple process

How Does Therapy Work?

We know it can be daunting to start your healing journey. So, we take it step-by-step with you, and you set the pace.

Step 1:

Schedule your free consultation

First, let’s chat. This helps you to get to know us, and learn how our therapist can support you. Our therapist, Sarah, offers a compassionate approach backed by decades of experience.

Step 2:

Together we make a plan

Joy Full Living Center takes a goal-oriented approach. So, we work with you to define big and little goals. Then we support you in meeting those goals on your own healing journey.

Step 3:

Support for meeting your goals

As you work towards your goals, we’re here to support your efforts. Employing a variety of therapy modalities we discover habits and thoughts that might be blocking you, while encouraging your ability to work through those blockers.

Why go to therapy?

Frequently Asked Questions

We know the decision to start your healing journey is a big one. You may have many questions and concerns. Please feel free to browse our FAQs, or call or email us for a chat.

How do I know when it is time to get support?

Every individual is different, and so is their path to therapy. However, the bottom line is:

… therapy is effective for helping painful experiences become tolerable. It’s a proven method for changing harmful thinking, relational, and behavioral patterns. But it’s also used to make good lives great. – Psychology Today

In other words, therapy can be important and useful for people dealing with addictions, depression and following trauma. However, it can also be a part of everyday wellness: “We go to therapy to treat problems as well as improve an already decent life.”

How long does therapy last?

With therapy, there is usually no set length of treatment. Therapy can last anywhere from one session to several months or even years. It all depends on what you want and need. Some people come to therapy with a very specific problem that they need to solve and might find that one or two sessions is sufficient. Other people come to therapy with more complicated issues and may feel that they need a few months or more to understand and resolve their issues. Other people come with long-standing problems or difficult feelings and may benefit from longer-term therapy.

What type of therapy is offered?

We offer a range of therapy services, including work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Our therapist also has particular experience and expertise in dealing with addiction and recovery. In general, also female sex and love addiction, and partners of sex addicts.

What is a LCSW therapist?

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is the mental health counseling branch of social work. LCSWs require a significant amount of training after graduating with a Masters of Social Work (MSW). Moreover, LCSWs must fulfill all the requirements to gain licensure in their state. This usually requires an extensive period of post-graduate supervised work experience along with passing of an ASWB approved national test. Our therapist, Sarah Davila, is an LCSW licensed in NYS.

LCSWs focuses on mental health therapy that is strength-based. In other words, they work with clients to discover their natural skills and talents. Then, they support individuals in using these skills to tackle issues causing hardship in the person’s life. The social work framework for mental health therapy is very holistic, and takes into account both the individual’s emotional and psychological makeup, as well as societal and environmental factors that can impact a person’s well-being.

Go here to read more about the specific therapies offered by Joy Full Living Center.

What insurance do you accept?

Joy Full Living Center is an out-of-network provider. However, some insurances will reimburse you for our Individual Therapy and Family Therapy services. Please check with your insurance provider or with our Office Manager about coverage for out-of-network mental health services.

Note: Our Couples Counseling and Group Therapy services are not covered by insurance.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. We offer transparent, upfront pricing. Go here to learn more about our prices.

Meet our therapist

About Sarah

Sarah Bowman Davila, LCSW, is a therapist in Irondequoit experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her background in family services and chemical dependency informs her expertise with women’s sex and love addiction and multiple addictions.

Courage means having faith that within you is an innate force whose essence is never depleted by external events. – Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Sarah is fueled by her passion for group therapy. Convinced of the transformative power of mindfully facilitated groups, she continues to build on her academic foundations with work and action / experiential therapy methods. In particular, Sarah is eagerly pursuing certification in the use of psychodrama and sociometry.

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What our clients say

Testimonials

We are grateful to work with women and men from all walks of life. Moreover, we believe that the therapeutic process enhances self-acceptance and empowerment. This then allows people to cultivate joy, laugh freely and be more fully alive and thriving.

Sarah is a master of her craft. She digs into the darkest corners of my mind, but with just a little garden spade, and the delicacy of someone capturing butterflies.
Anonymous
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