About Joelle Therriault MSW RSW is a Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents/caregivers and families during challenging times.
Her work has taken place in a variety of settings including Children's Mental Health Centers, Residential Treatment Centers, Camp Settings, Public and Independent Schools and in private practice with physician, agency and community referred clients. Joelle works with people from a broad range of diverse backgrounds.
Joelle's work includes facilitating professional development sessions with school faculty and camp staff as well as issue specific sessions for parents of children and adolescents.
Approach Joelle's counselling approach is primarily influenced by the Narrative Therapy model and can also draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindful-based practices.
Her approach is collaborative, respectful, strengths-based and anti-oppressive. Focus is on establishing perspective and highlighting the unique values, skills and knowledge each person brings to their lived experience.
The goal of this work is to identify the problem solving skills and abilities that reduce the influence of a problem or dissolve it altogether.
As a mediator, Joelle creates a safe, respectful and intentional process that facilitates the creation of child-focussed parenting plans. Qualifications Joelle holds a Master's of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Toronto. She is a registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
Joelle is an accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM).
Joelle is committed to ongoing professional training and regularly attends workshops and conferences to stay abreast of current and emergent trends in the mental health field.
Consultations Consultations take place in person at Joelle's Toronto based office as well as by telephone. Professional development, workshops and group sessions take place in mutually convenient locations.