203.640.0530 Joy@JoyHerbst.com

Find Serenity in 5 Minutes with my Meditation!

Find Serenity in 5 Minutes with my Meditation!

My name is Joy Herbst. 

I am a holistic nurse practitioner, and empowered recovery guide. 

I work privately with those who struggle with depression, anxiety and substance use disorder, providing integrative mental health care and recovery support and offer group gatherings to facilitate community.

I blend Western and Functional medicine with the holistic modalities of Ayurveda and Yoga to help my clients find their optimal blueprint for radiant overall health. 

I know explicitly how emotional stress as a working mother can lead to self-medicating with alcohol and food, and therefore lead to illness and dis-ease.  I am passionate about empowering my patients with co-created wellness plans that guide and reconnect them to their inner healer. I gratefully celebrate life of empowered sobriety since 2013.


It is my passion and honor to support you to live your life more fully.

With great love and many blessings to you and yours,



Schedule an appointment to address:

Emotional Health:

Anger | Anxiety | Depression | Self Medicating tendencies | Recovery Coaching | Spiritual Counseling | Wellness Coaching

Women’s Health:

Hormonal Imbalances | Cystic Breasts | Cystitis | Dysmenorrhea | Fertility | Menstrual Irregularities | Postpartum Support | Premenstrual Syndrome/PMDD | Urinary Issues | Achieving Vibrance & Vitality

Digestive Health: 

Constipation | Gastro-esophageal reflux | Irritable Bowel | Gentle Cleansing | Weight Issues | Leaky Gut | Digestive Disorders: IBS & IBD | Diabetes and Blood Sugar Balance

General Health:

Autoimmune Disorders | Chronic Inflammation | Allergies | Fatigue and Brain Fog | Hypertension | Cholesterol

Recurrent Aches and Pain: 

Arthritis | Back pain | Headaches | Joint Stiffness | Insomnia

Are you ready to live in your optimal blueprint? Schedule your Discovery Session now!


Speak with Joy.


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