About Joyce


In addition to her clinical practice, she is author of the groundbreaking book Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women. Based on her unprecedented study of 450 women, in which women could talk about whatever was important to them, it was the women of her study who determined the book’s topic: how girls learn about sexuality from their mothers.  Currently being taught in university women’s studies programs, Your Daughter’s Bedroom is considered “an empowering resource for mothers and daughters everywhere” by Publishers Weekly, and “a fascinating and empowering text for women of all ages” by Kirkus Review.  Her research is also used as the basis for her consulting work with girls’ schools.

Joyce has an MSW from Columbia University and five years of postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, is a faculty member, training analyst and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, board member of the National Council on Women’s Health, and member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium. She’s a featured writer for the Huffington Post, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, O The Oprah Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, HuffPost Live, Salon.com Salon Talks Live, Ms.Magazine.comCNN.com, Medium.comAlternet.com, Feminist.com, and the Women’s Media Center.