Joddie Walker, MSc, RP, CTRP-Clinical, D.A.A.E.T.S, Certified First Responder Counsellor
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 victimisation that compounds the primary trauma and thus integrates a multi-system approach to her work to minimise 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 specialises in trauma treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for children, adolescents and their parents.
A specialised area of expertise is providing treatment to first responders and their families. Further, she supports treatment for those individuals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress. She has a strong knowledge of first responder culture which allows her to build connections. Joddie offers one to one treatment for first responders and also group therapy.
In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she conducts 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. Joddie has provided consultation and interventions for York Region’s Public Health Unit, Peer Support Group since 2014. Joddie has conducted critical incident group debriefings for hundreds of front-line public health nurses and staff during the COVID-10 pandemic.
Clinic: 18967 Leslie St, Unit 2A, East Gwillimbury, ON L0G 1V0