Joy Rufener (She/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I’m Joy! How does it feel to hear that the medicine you need is already inside you? I’m here to guide you on this journey.

Art Therapist in SANTA ANA, CA


About My Clients

I work best with people who want to use their own unrealized creative power as a vehicle to heal themselves. Whether working through grief, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, discovering and embracing who you are, or a combination of issues, we can use creativity, imagination, curiosity, and talk to find healing.

My Background and Approach

I am an art therapist with a decade of experience helping people integrate difficult life experience, uncomfortable emotions, and forgotten aspects of self. I believe our unconscious shows us the medicine we need through imagery that emerges from our dreams and artwork. I also like to work with the different parts of us that need attention and care. I work in person in Santa Ana, CA, as well as online in both CA and WA.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a queer polyamorous therapist, I have unique experience to help individuals that are part of the LGBTQ+ community and/or ENM community.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session


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