Joelle Anderson, MA, RP, CCC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO Registration #005767). I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapist Association and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I received my Master of Counselling Psychology (MA) from Yorkville University. My area of focus is eating disorder treatment. I have both specific training, supervision and experience in this area. In addition, I have training and/or certification in the following areas (which I treat on their own, or concurrently): • Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training from Credo-Oxford • EMDR Basics from Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic • Introduction to DBT from Broadview Psychology • Radically-Open DBT from - Levels 1 and 2 • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Fundamental Skills from OISE at the University of Toronto • Cybercounselling: Level 1 from Therapy Online • Cognitive Processing Therapy • Foundations of Mindfulness and Applied Specialization in Mindfulness certifications from the University of Toronto • 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 • General training on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from ECHO OCD I have been working in mental health and therapeutic fields for over five years and started Kernel of Wisdom in 2017. My experience includes working as a clinician with The Trauma Centre, 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.

Education & Experience

EDUCATION: • Master of Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University • Bachelor of Education, York University • Honours Bachelor of Arts, York University CERTIFICATIONS (see about section) EXPERIENCE: • Owner and Psychotherapist, Kernel of Wisdom (2017-present) • Psychotherapist, The Trauma Centre (2019 - present) • Eating Disorder Counsellor, Bellwood Health Services (2018 - 2019) • Counsellor, Georgian College (2017-2018)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

• College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association • Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Specialty Area

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English