Joyce Fine, PhD, specializes in psychotherapy with adults, couples, and families, provides psychological evaluations, and works as a coach with individuals and couples deciding whether or not to divorce or those going through divorce to help them make the best decisions possible for all family members. In her divorce work in particular she companions clients through the overwhelm inherently involved in this process and acts as a thought partner. She helps ground clients and guides them to use their thinking skills, rather than acting from an emotional state when making critically important decisions.
Dr. Fine also enjoys working with couples preparing for marriage, whether for the first time or a later marriage. In her private practice and workshops she works with soon-to-be or recently married couples to identify areas of strength and areas where they may experience challenges. Dr. Fine addresses topics such as intimacy, communication, finances, lifestyle, family, religion, and more; teaches communication tools to resolve conflict with respect, understanding, and love, and increase closeness. She also guides couples to discuss their personal goals, expectations, and any concerns they may have about their relationship.
In her work, Dr. Fine is committed to meeting clients where they are at in the sense that she individualizes her approach for each client or set of clients. She generally combines Interpersonal, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Psychotherapy paradigms, psycho-education (education about psychological/emotional development, how to successfully interact with others, and more), and relaxation techniques, as indicated, in her psychotherapy work. When needed, she applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies as well.
During the past twenty years Dr. Fine has worked with children, adults, and families in various settings, including a special education school, hospital inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and general medical settings, community mental health centers and private practice. Dr. Fine holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in School Psychology from the Denver Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She received a B. A. in Journalism and American Jewish History from Hampshire College. Dr. Fine trained in Denver as a Parental Responsibility Evaluator with Les Katz, PsyD and Drew Loizeaux, PsyD. In addition to being a Certified Divorce Coach, she has also completed divorce mediation and collaborative divorce trainings. She is also a certified facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment program.
Dr. Fine also enjoys speaking at divorce-related workshops. Most recently she did so at the Blue Iris Divorce 101 workshop in Denver.
- American Psychological Association
- Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
- International Association of Collaborative Practice