Joddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate . Joddie has 25 years of experience with domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, adult survivors of child abuse and families of homicide. In addition, she aided first responders as part of two critical incident stress teams.
Joddie’s philosophy to treatment is the use of evidenced-based and trauma-informed practices in a strength-based, multi-disciplinary approach. With vast experience working in the criminal justice system, she understands the secondary victimization that compounds the primary trauma and thus integrates a multi-system approach to her work to minimize such. Helping clients become empowered in their own healing, Joddie is trained in TF-CB, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Structured Intervention Trauma-Child and Adolescent (SIT-CAP). She specializes in trauma assessment and treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for children, adolescents and their parents. Additional areas of expertise include a sub-specialty with first responders and their families, and other professionals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress.
In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she conducts trainings throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, sexual offenders , secondary traumatic stress and multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse response and treatment.
"Outside of work, I enjoy the gift of laughter with family and friends. Special interests include golfing and writing."