Joy Rudenberg, MA

Joy works with children, teens, and adults at Heart to Heart, focusing on trauma, adoption, and attachment. She practices individual, group, and family therapy. 

Joy has been at Heart to Heart since May 2021, and graduated with a Master of Arts from Bethel University in May 2022. She is pursuing an LPCC and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Joy has worked with children/teens in various settings in the Midwest and internationally (including Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, South Korea, Brazil, and Lebanon) over the last decade, with a focus on teaching or tutoring children and teens in school settings as well as doing volunteer work with at-risk and trafficked children. 

Joy is passionate about seeing people heal from trauma. She desires to see all children loved and respected and come to know their worth and value. 

Counseling Training

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner (2023)
  • Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification (2023) 
  • SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) (2022)
  • Experiential Play Therapy (2022)
  • Sand Tray Play Therapy (2022)
  • Basic ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) (2022) 

Phone: 612-930-3672


Please reach out to Kristof Chara, Heart to Heart's Intake Coordinator, for questions and to start the intake process: 

phone: 651-243-1312