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Achieving Joy Clinicians

Who We Are

Achieving Joy is a community of therapists who guide individuals, couples, and groups towards healing. We achieve this by helping people understand the importance of knowing themselves, accepting their authentic truth, and creating a life that’s reflective of their soul goals. In this process, we transmute generational trauma into joy and assist all in accomplishing the life they truly want!

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Founder: Chioma Joy Petway 

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"Joy is not in the absence of pain and sorrow but in the presence of and despite all life lessons."

Chioma Joy Petway is the grand- daughter as well as niece to more pastors than can be counted. She is the daughter of a deacon and a trailblazer. Chioma Joy is a self-proclaimed lesbian-cultured bi-sexual polyamorous and deeply spiritual African American woman. 

Chioma Joy works with clients from an understanding that many problematic behaviors stem from fear of repeating past pains and trauma. Using a diverse range of skill sets, her ultimate goal is to empower her clients to achieve the life they desire.

Areas of Specialty:

Couples and Groups | Premarital Therapy | Generational Trauma | LGBTQ 

Diane Jefferson

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Diane Jefferson’s mission is to celebrate the resilience of people of color by identifying and breaking the chains of generational traumas. As a substance use specialist, Diane believes the first step is to begin a recovery plan. She strives to create a safe place that the client can not only explore but also describe what their perfect world would be and share how she can support them through their recovery process.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr.

Areas of Specialty

Addiction | Women's Issues | Self-Esteem

Founder: Chioma Joy Petway 

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Chioma Joy works with clients from an understanding that many problematic behaviors stem from fear of repeating past pains and trauma. Using a diverse range of skill sets, her ultimate goal is to empower her clients to achieve the life they desire.

Areas of Specialty:

Couples and Groups | Premarital Therapy | Generational Trauma | LGBTQ 

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