Hi! I’m Joddie Walker.
I teach individuals to become agents of change by harnessing the power of resilience.
I’m a psychotherapist in private practice and I also train other therapists, teachers, and individuals how to harness the power of relationships to support children who have difficult behaviours related to trauma and attachment disruptions. I build on this learning to include the four pillars of resilience.
In addition to my clinical practice, I conduct training throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, sexual offenders, secondary traumatic stress and multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse response and treatment.
I conduct critical incident debriefings and I have facilitated critical incident group debriefings for hundreds of front-line public health nurses and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You just need the skills to cultivate calm in the chaos and tame the stress that comes from serving others.
My commitment to the healing process and resilience doesn’t end when I leave the counselling room. My vision is to provide a supportive educational environment for psychotherapists, teachers, and parents to enhance their skills through actionable strategies related to neurobiology, resilience, and mindful parenting.
I hope you will join me in this journey!
Envisioning a World with Hope and Healing
Joddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate. Joddie has 30 years of experience with domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, adult survivors of child abuse, families of homicide and first responders.
Joddie’s philosophy of treatment is the use of evidence-based and trauma-informed practices in a strength-based, multi-disciplinary approach. With vast experience working in the criminal justice system, she understands the secondary victimization that compounds the primary trauma and thus integrates a multi-system approach to her work to minimize such. Helping clients become empowered in their own healing, Joddie is trained in TF-CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Structured Intervention Trauma-Child and Adolescent (SIT-CAP). She specializes in trauma treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for children, adolescents and their parents. Additional areas of expertise include a sub-specialty with first responders and their families and other professionals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress.
Credentialed and Specialized Trauma Training Educator:
- Compassion Fatigue Educator (TEND Academy)
- 30 Years working with victim’s of violence and secondary traumatic stress exposure
- National Credentialed Advocate Specialist (NOVA)
- Certified Trauma Specialist (TLC)
- Certified Trainer for Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
- Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
- Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Peer Support Trainer
- Certified Trauma Specialist (ATS)
- Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Traumatology Institute)
- Compassion Fatigue Educator (GreenCross Academy)