Joelle Jobin, PhDc

Therapist

I started seeing Joelle after I had an accident that left me in pain. The pain was so bad many days I just stayed in bed. Joelle took the time to listen to me; she helped me understand the link between pain and other aspects of my life. We looked together at some ways I could re-integrate some important activities and helped me find ways to manage my pain. I have now been able to return to work and the pain is much more manageable. I feel like Joelle really cared about me and wanted to help me. I am so grateful for her help.

I used to get so angry; little things could just set me off. When people looked at me the wrong way or if friends or family said something hurtful. Sometimes, I would lash out at them but other times, I just took it out on myself. When I started working with Joelle, I was really exhausted, felt worthless and needed things to change. Joelle helped me understand myself and my reactions. Therapy wasn’t always easy, sometimes, I felt angry at her too but when I took the time to think about what she said I realized that more often than not she was right. I’ve learned to take time to think before I act and to make different choices. It’s still a work in progress but I feel like a different person now. Thank you Joelle!

When I first entered the CBT group for depression, I was at a really low and even had thoughts of ending my life. With the help of Joelle and the group, I was really able to pinpoint beliefs from my childhood that led to my depression. As I began to disclose these beliefs and worked on challenging them, my mood started to shift. By the end of the 12 weeks, I wasn’t even feeling depressed anymore. Thank you Joelle, you’ve changed my life!

    Achievements:

  • 6+ years of professional experience
  • Student Research Honorable Mention, Applied Psychological Science (2013)
  • Student Research Award, Applied Psychological Science (2012)
  • Doctoral scholarship award recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2011-2013)
  • Master’s scholarship award recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2008)
  • Award for outstanding undergraduate research thesis, Canadian Psychological Association (2007)
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    University-level Training in Psychology:

  • Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Concordia University
  • MA in Psychology, Concordia University
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Psychology, Concordia University
  • BA Honours in Psychology, Concordia University
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    Trained in Scientifically-Based Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for Chronic Depression
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness based approaches (MBT)
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Motivational Interviewing
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    Specialized Training for the Treatment of:

  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Personality Disorders
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Intense Emotions/Emotion Regulation Strategies
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Burnout
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    Qualified to Practice Psychotherapy and Counselling, under the supervision of Ann Gamsa:

  • Licensed Psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, OPQ#11157-08

Joelle Jobin, Ph.D.(c) is a doctorate in clinical psychology at Concordia University. While she has completed her clinical training she is in the final stages of finishing her doctoral research. Her research examines how personality traits such as optimism and the ability to “let-go” influence how individuals manage their stress and physical health.  Her research has been published in scientific journals and received many awards. As a result of her research she was featured on Montreal CTV news.

Joelle has several years professional experience in various settings such as university mental health services, hospital outpatient programs and within specialized third-line hospital-based treatment programs. Most notably, she has experience within several Montreal hospitals such as Saint Mary’s (Outpatient Psychiatry Program), The Douglas (Depressive Disorders Program), the Montreal General (Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit), the Royal Victoria Hospital (Borderline Personality Disorders Program, Mood Disorders Clinic). Joelle’s specialized training allows her to provide treatment to individuals suffering from depression, chronic pain and personality disorders. She also has experience treating individuals suffering from anxiety, bipolar disorders, addiction, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, burnout, grief or loss as well as stress management. She utilizes scientifically validated treatment approaches in order to provide clients with optimum care.

Joelle understands that everyone is unique and utilizes a client centered approach so that therapy is tailored specifically to your needs.  Her authentic, open minded and warm manner helps clients feel at ease and comfortable in therapy. She acknowledges that the decision to come to therapy is not always an easy one but can provide much needed relief when you are suffering. Wherever you are in your life, she will work with you to understand your challenges, identify and work through any limiting beliefs, find ways to overcome obstacles and teach you techniques to help manage your emotions, behaviours and unpleasant physical sensations.

Joelle Jobin is doctoral candidate who is licensed with l’ordre des psychologues du Québec to practice clinical psychology under the supervision of Ann Gamsa, Ph.D. Joelle is comfortable providing therapy in both English and French.

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Call 514-319-1744 or use the form below

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I’d be happy to provide you with any information that could help you make an informed decision about whether or not therapy with me would be the right choice for you. Choosing a therapist is a personal decision, and I’d be happy to assist you in making that choice. I look forward to hearing from you!