John J. Hubbs, LCSW, CADC, SAP, and Vice President of Joy Miller & Associates, is our most senior clinician. Despite his young appearance, he has over 20 years of direct clinical practice. Jay has achieved various recognitions for his work with children, families, and adults. Jay began his career by becoming an expert on human development through his work with children and adolescents. Currently, his focus is helping adults achieve personal growth and embrace their ability to connect with others in intimate relationships. A respected clinician in Central Illinois, he is noted for working with difficult interpersonal issues, helping individuals see their own potential and develop a sincere outlook on life. His clients report that Jay approaches life's problems in a confident upbeat manner and encourages the development of tools and embrace the reality of situations. He is described as someone who is easy to talk to and a sincere confidant who guides individuals to finding solutions to life's problems.
Since completing graduate school at the top of his class, Jay believes life is a never-ending journey of learning and growing. He has obtained a wide range of experience, allowing him to use a variety of resources and knowledge to help others achieve their goals. He has completed several advanced training courses on relationship issues and has worked extensively to help couples reconnect. Jay has been recognized both in federal and state court as an expert witness in the areas of alcohol and drugs, children and families, and the human condition.
Jay has a solid history of working with various addictions and is a recognized speaker on the subject of alcohol and drug dependency. He has done extensive work with family addiction issues and their impact on relationships. He is a nationally recognized provider for the Department of Transportation to complete substance abuse evaluations.
Jay believes that optimal living requires attention to emotional, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. When these dimensions function in harmony, and are balanced, individuals are free to experience contentment and loving relationships. This dynamic allows one to achieve a great sense of wellbeing. Sometimes life struggles can change one's inner balance and therapy can help one find their journey back to inner peace.
Jay actively involves himself in the community with organizations such as; the Red Cross, The Children's Home, the University of Illinois College of Medicine, The Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, youth groups and many professional organizations. In his personal time he enjoys fatherhood, home remodeling, teaching, and outdoor sports.
Jay accepts self-pay and is on most insurance panels including but not limited to: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Health Alliance, American Benefits Administration, Humana, OSF Health Plans, Methodist First Choice, Health Plus, Professional Benefits Administration, Multiplan, Personal Care, Pekin Insurance, OSF Health Care, John Deer, HCH Administration, SISCO, Central IL Carpenter, Horizon Health, Health Network, Advantage Behavioral Health, APS Healthcare, Coventry, Consignment Dansign Insurance, UMR Insurance, Workplace options, Multiplan, Chestnut Health Services.