Joy Kennedy, MD

Joy Kennedy, MD Joy Kennedy, Psychiatrist works in the San Diego, CA office at LifeStance. Ages seen: 0-5, 06-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-21, 22-26, 27-40, 41-64.

Areas of Expertise: ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Childhood Behavior Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, Midlife Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, PTSD/Trauma, School Avoidance, Sleep Disorders/Insomnia, Somatoform Disorders, Women's Issues. Take the first step towards improved mental health. Call or book online today.

The first visit to a psychiatrist can be an anxious experience, not just for your child but also for the parent or guard...
06/07/2024

The first visit to a psychiatrist can be an anxious experience, not just for your child but also for the parent or guardian.

Visit bit.ly/3VkChNP for an in-depth guide on choosing the right psychiatrist.

Studies have shown that rejection by family after coming out increased the likelihood of su***de by 8 times. Acceptance ...
06/06/2024

Studies have shown that rejection by family after coming out increased the likelihood of su***de by 8 times. Acceptance can save lives.

LifeStance Health clinician Denise Goff shares how we can be more accepting on our latest podcast episode. Listen at bit.ly/3RcpvPd.

Research shows that engaging in creative activities like Art Therapy has profound benefits for mental health. Creating a...
06/04/2024

Research shows that engaging in creative activities like Art Therapy has profound benefits for mental health. Creating art reduces stress and anxiety, fosters self-worth, encourages self-discovery, and more.

If you're interested in Art Therapy as part of your mental health journey, visit bit.ly/4541waw to learn more.

For those who have not found relief with antidepressants, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and proven d...
06/03/2024

For those who have not found relief with antidepressants, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and proven depression treatment without the systemic side effects of medication.

If you're interested in TMS treatment, visit bit.ly/4buI1dD to learn more.

Spreading love this  ! ❤️
06/02/2024

Spreading love this ! ❤️

06/01/2024

In this special Pride Month episode of "Convos from the Couch," host Nicholette Lenza (she/her) sits down with Denise Goff (she/her), a licensed clinical professional counselor and co-chair of LifeStance Illinois's DEI committee. Together, they delve into the profound impact of family acceptance and...

05/31/2024

LifeStance Health psychiatrist Dr. Dora-Linda Wang joins us to explore Asian American cultural identities and their impact on mental health. Dr. Wang shares her insights on the unique aspects of Asian cultural identity, the importance of family interdependence, and the challenges of mental health st...

You never know what someone else is going through. Let's normalize regularly checking in on our loved ones and sharing o...
05/29/2024

You never know what someone else is going through. Let's normalize regularly checking in on our loved ones and sharing our mental health journeys.

Through the lens of Mark Mann.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

Psychodynamic Therapy explores how unconscious thoughts and past experiences influence present behavior and emotions. Th...
05/28/2024

Psychodynamic Therapy explores how unconscious thoughts and past experiences influence present behavior and emotions. This type of therapy is especially helpful for those who experience anxiety or depression.

If you're interested in finding a psychodynamic therapist near you, visit bit.ly/3wVL9jy.

Even though anxiety and depression can make you feel all alone, help is always available. Explore mental health through ...
05/27/2024

Even though anxiety and depression can make you feel all alone, help is always available.

Explore mental health through the lens of Brandon Ruffin and 12 other photographers at lifestance.com/may.

05/27/2024

On this episode, Nicholette is joined by Marriage and Family Therapists Abi Mello and Liam O'Mahony to explore the challenges veterans face when transitioning back to civilian life. Abi and Liam share their insights and research on the critical issues veterans encounter, such as job security, identi...

Today we honor and remember those who bravely gave their lives in service to our country. Sending love and strength to m...
05/27/2024

Today we honor and remember those who bravely gave their lives in service to our country. Sending love and strength to military families and veterans who bear the weight of loss today.

Sunday Reminder! ✨
05/26/2024

Sunday Reminder! ✨

Every smile can hide a multitude of struggles. Let's break the silence surrounding anxiety and depression. Join us in sh...
05/24/2024

Every smile can hide a multitude of struggles. Let's break the silence surrounding anxiety and depression. Join us in shedding light on these silent battles. Together, we can make a difference.

Through the lens of Sheila Pree Bright

Learn more by visiting lifestance.com/may

05/23/2024

Join us on today's episode as we chat with LifeStance Regional Clinical Director, Mikka McGhee, about the portrayal of Schizophrenia in popular culture, specifically in horror movies. Mikka analyzes psychological themes in films, and discusses how these portrayals often contribute to stigma. We dive...

Just because a stress reducing technique works for someone else, it doesn't necessarily mean it will also work for you. ...
05/23/2024

Just because a stress reducing technique works for someone else, it doesn't necessarily mean it will also work for you. Here are 6 activities that may be doing more harm than good.

Visit bit.ly/4bhC9Eq to learn more.

Just because everything appears well on the outside doesn't mean that we feel perfectly happy on the inside. Mental heat...
05/22/2024

Just because everything appears well on the outside doesn't mean that we feel perfectly happy on the inside. Mental heath conditions like depression and anxiety can creep up on us when we least expect them.

Through the lens of Kyler Steele.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

Somatic therapy, a form of body-centered therapy, emphasizes the connection between the mind and body in healing. It is ...
05/21/2024

Somatic therapy, a form of body-centered therapy, emphasizes the connection between the mind and body in healing. It is particularly effective in addressing trauma and stress-related issues.

Give these exercises a try and let us know if they help you!

While you may feel alone in your struggles, if you reach out you may be surprised to find that there are others who unde...
05/20/2024

While you may feel alone in your struggles, if you reach out you may be surprised to find that there are others who understand and feel the same way. Let's normalize talking about our mental health, reaching out for support, and building each other up.

Through the lens of Brandon Ralph.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

Sunday reminder! ✨
05/19/2024

Sunday reminder! ✨

Your mental well-being is a journey worth every step.Through the lens of Katarina Benzova.Visit lifestance.com/may to le...
05/17/2024

Your mental well-being is a journey worth every step.

Through the lens of Katarina Benzova.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

Because there is such a strong mind-body connection, a chronic condition like Fibromyalgia which causes pain and tendern...
05/16/2024

Because there is such a strong mind-body connection, a chronic condition like Fibromyalgia which causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, can also be associated with mental health challenges.

If you experience Fibromyalgia, it may be worth meeting with a therapist or other mental health professional for help managing your symptoms.

Learn more by listening to our latest podcast episode. Search Convos from the Couch on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean.

05/16/2024

According to the CDC, adults with fibromyalgia are three times more likely to experience major depression and face higher risks of su***de and injury. Karen Gilmore, a clinician from LifeStance Health, brings invaluable insights from her work in rheumatology, dealing with chronic pain and fatigue. S...

Anxiety manifests itself differently in all of us.Embark on a visual journey of mental health through the lens of Mike B...
05/15/2024

Anxiety manifests itself differently in all of us.

Embark on a visual journey of mental health through the lens of Mike Blablac and 12 other photographers at lifestance.com/may.

Mental health is just as important as your physical health; that's why this   we're shining a spotlight on women's menta...
05/14/2024

Mental health is just as important as your physical health; that's why this we're shining a spotlight on women's mental health.

Take this time to check in on the women in your life and show your support for their overall well-being. And remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength.

The first step in the journey to overcoming anxiety or depression is to be honest with yourself and acknowledge what you...
05/13/2024

The first step in the journey to overcoming anxiety or depression is to be honest with yourself and acknowledge what you are truly feeling.

Through the lens of Terry LaRue.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

Embrace this truth: every feeling, no matter how overwhelming, is fleeting. A powerful reminder that pain gives way to l...
05/10/2024

Embrace this truth: every feeling, no matter how overwhelming, is fleeting. A powerful reminder that pain gives way to light.

Through the lens of Cherris May.

Visit lifestance.com/may to learn more.

On our latest podcast episode, LifeStance's Director of Talent Acquisition, Cora Elkerton, shares her experience as an A...
05/09/2024

On our latest podcast episode, LifeStance's Director of Talent Acquisition, Cora Elkerton, shares her experience as an ADHD adult raising children who also have ADHD.

Listen to the full episode by searching Convos from the Couch on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean.

05/08/2024

In this episode, we are joined by Cora Elkerton as she candidly shares her personal journey of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and the unique challenges she faces as a parent raising children with ADHD. Through her insightful reflections, Cora offers helpful perspectives on managing symptoms,....

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6386 Alvarado Court, Suite 210
San Diego, CA
92120

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Wednesday 8:30am - 8pm
Thursday 8:30am - 8pm
Friday 8:30am - 6pm
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