learn to listen and heal YOURSELF, one step at a time
When you’re looking for a therapist, “fit” is key. Talking with someone whose personality and approach resonates with you will make all the difference, so I am really glad you are reading this. Bravo!
My approach is backed by credentials and experience.
I received my Master of Counselling Psychology (MA) from Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, respectively.
I have training and certification in the following areas:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Fundamental Skills from OISE at the University of Toronto
Introduction to DBT from Broadview Psychology
Cybercounselling: Level 1 from Therapy Online
MBCT 8-Week Group Participation and MBCT Basics from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies
ASIST Suicide Intervention from LivingWorks
Mental Health First Aid from The Mental Health Commission of Canada
I have been working in mental health and therapeutic fields for over five years. This includes work as an Eating Disorder Counsellor at Bellwood Health Services, a Counsellor at Georgian College, experience with Catholic Children’s Aid Society, and other therapeutic work I have done teaching mindfulness meditation for over three years or through a number of not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to engaging in psychotherapy, I received my Bachelor of Education from York University, which now helps to support my ability to teach individuals and groups, as well as my ability to work with adolescents. I also have 8+ years of experience working in marketing and digital media, giving me a sound understanding of what work looks like for most of my clients, and the types of challenges that come up in the average workplace.
Peanut is a small, hypoallergenic cockapoo who also attends sessions with Joelle. Peanut is friendly and welcoming and helps to welcome clients and give them a big dose of unrestrained, unconditional love when they arrive for their session. Sometimes it’s hard to come to therapy - but Peanut can often be the thing that gets clients through the door.
Don’t like dogs? No problem, Peanut loves her crate and is happy to sit quietly, crated, so that you can have your space.