Meet Joelle (She/Her)
Clinical Social Worker / Therapist
Joelle is on Maternity Leave (as of Dec 22, 2022)
Joelle Blais is a Registered Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Education in Counselling degree from the University of New Brunswick.
Joelle has experience supporting children, youth, adults, and families who are dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, dual diagnosis, terminal illness, trauma and loss. She takes a person-centred, strengths-based approach to help individuals meet their therapeutic goals.
Joelle has worked in a variety of social service fields and has a particular interest in providing inclusive and accessible services to our community. She has special training in EMDR Therapy (short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), which is an evidence based practice that has been successful in treating PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and more.
I provide mental health counselling for children (ages 7 and up), teenagers, and adults who are facing challenges such as past trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, and more. I believe that people are the experts of themselves but may need some support to see their strengths, grow and make changes. My aim is to offer that support in a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, offering a safe space. We will figure out what that looks like for you, together.
I draw from a variety of frameworks including Humanistic Therapy, CBT, ACT, and Narrative Therapy. I have training in trauma informed approaches and offer EMDR Therapy which can be useful for working through a variety of issues, including processing trauma, past childhood adverse experiences, anxiety, depression, and grief.
In sessions together, you can expect to learn coping strategies and gain new perspectives while working toward deeper change. Please feel free to reach out for a free consultation if you have any questions or want to discuss if we may be a good fit for each other.
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth."
Supporting children (7+), youth, adults
Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and ASD welcome
Terminal illness and loss
Please reach out if you have any questions or to discuss your goals of counselling.