Joelle Anderson

EMDR Certified Therapist

Kernel of Wisdom

My approach is backed by both credentials and experience.

I started Kernel of Wisdom in 2014, supporting mental health as a mindfulness meditation teacher. I have been working in mental health as a psychotherapist since 2017. I have a wide variety of experience in private practice, hospital, and community environments. Some of my experience had included working as a clinician with The Trauma Centre, at Bellwood Health Services, and at Georgian College. I also have work experience with “urban schools”, Catholic Children’s Aid Society, organizations for youth facing unique obstacles, and through a number of not-for-profit organizations such as UNICEF Canada and Outward Bound Canada.

In terms of my credentials, 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 and have a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) from York University.

I have training and/or certification in the following areas:

EMDR Basics from Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic + additional EMDR training and consultation
Additional training on working with CPTSD / Dissociation, Treating Addiction as Dissociation, Treating Health/Medical Treatment Trauma
Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Level 1, 2 and 3 from Dr. Frank Corrigan MD, FRC Psych
ISSTD PTP, The Complexity of Complex Trauma, Parts I & II
Ego State Therapy Foundations Course, Level I and II
Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis, Level 1
Effective Clinical Supervision (30hr course)
Introduction to DBT from Broadview Psychology
Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training from Credo-Oxford
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
Prior to engaging as a psychotherapist, I had 8+ years of experience working in business, marketing, advertising and digital media. This experience gives 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.

I also have training as a clinical supervisor and my aim is to provide at least one practicum to Masters-level counselling students each year, especially those looking to learn more about working with eating disorders and/or trauma.

81 Planks Lane , Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, L9P1K4

Phone: (905) 8523450

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents


How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Eating Disorders
Grief & Bereavement
Panic Attacks
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety