Joelle is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Joelle has a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology; specialized training, supervision, and experience in the treatment of Eating Disorders; as well as training in mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive
Processing Therapy. Joelle has broad experience working in the mental health field, including work in post-secondary, inpatient treatment programming, and outpatient treatment programming in addition to individual psychotherapy and private practice work. Joelle specializes in the transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders - including work with those battling Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and other diagnosed or undiagnosed or unspecified eating disorders, in inpatient, outpatient and individual practice settings. Joelle also has experience treating highly common concurrent issues that often align with eating disorders, such as Substance Use Disorder, other behavioural addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and more. Joelle also has experience treating children, youth, and adults.
Joelle works using blended modalities, depending on the client’s specific needs. For eating
disorders, behavioural change is often approached through evidence-based Enhanced Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) but also she pairs this with DBT (traditional or “Radically Open
DBT), mindfulness-based therapies (i.e., MBCT/ACT techniques) or Cognitive Processing
Therapy (CPT) where relevant to support related or underlying needs. Joelle also reinforced a
non-dieting approach and philosophy that acknowledges and addresses the role of weight bias
within our social context and how that often influences all of our lives.
Joelle’s background as a mindfulness meditation coach and practitioner, and has certificates in
Foundations of Mindfulness and Applied Mindfulness practices. Joelle also has background and
experience in the business world, and in experiential and/or outdoor education, also helping to
inform her approach.
“Although I l-o-v-e my work, and passionately pour a lot of time and energy into it, I also love
spending time in nature (especially with my dog, Peanut), taking on projects around the home,
or exploring new activities and adventures I’ve never tried before, from sports to travel to
hobbies like sewing or gardening.”