Joel Brooks

Registered Psychologist
Virtual & In-Person
$
220
 per hour
Joel works with individuals (adults and children) with a variety of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, uncontrolled impulses, learning disabilities, and personality disorders. His main psychotherapy approaches include cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. He is currently accepting new clients and accommodates scheduling by offering evening and weekend appointments.

Joel understands the hesitancy people may have in finding a therapist that is the right fit. To ensure he is the right fit for you, he offers a free 15-minute consultation virtually or over the phone.
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Mental Health Concerns

Joel has experience working with a variety of populations and ages including children, adolescents, and adults within a multitude of settings including Hull Services, Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary Board of Education, and Alberta Health Services. He specializes in anxiety disorders, personality disorders, depression, and impulse control. Joel also specializes in psychological assessment including the assessment of cognition, academics, and learning disabilities. Bridging the gap between assessment and therapy, Joel's experience and knowledge allows him to identify problem areas, design treatment plans, and utilize appropriate interventions for successful treatment.
Anxiety Disorders Individual Therapy

Anxiety

Identify the root cause of your anxiety, develop resilience and learn to cope with your generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, OCD, panic attacks or phobias so you can lead a fulfilling life.
Depression Individual Therapy

Depression

Identify, understand, and work through the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that are making you feel depressed and learn effective coping strategies to help you overcome them to live a happier life.

Personality Assessments

Personality assessments identify whether a person has a personality disorder such as borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, or antisocial. It is also used to help individuals find a career that suits their personality.

Emotion Regulation

Develop the skills necessary to regulate your emotions by learning how to rethink situations to reduce anger or depression, identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patters, and be mindful to reduce anxiety and stress.

Intrusive Thoughts

Learn to recognize, challenge, and take control of unwanted intrusive thoughts, images, and feelings that negatively impact your day-to-day life.

Children & Youth

Child and youth counselling is tailored to their developmental stage, personality traits, and interests to ensure that they feel safe and supported in a fun and engaging environment.

Psycho-educational Assessment

Psycho-educational assessments can help individuals find the right learning environment, determine whether they have a learning disability, and assess how best to reach their social and academic goals.

Learning Disability Assessments

Find out if your child has a learning disability in order to enable them to receive accommodations in school and access specialized resources to help them with their challenges.

ADHD Assessments

A comprehensive ADHD assessment is a way to get your symptoms and life situation assessed to help you get a proper treatment plan, as well as receive access to the resources necessary to thrive.

ADHD

Learn effective strategies tailored to your unique struggles to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life, as well as keep up with daily tasks at home, at work, or in school.

Personality Disorders

Get a better understanding of your personality disorder and learn how to better cope with the feelings and behaviours that come with it, improve relationships, and build a greater self-worth.
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Counselling Approaches

Joel's main modalities include cognitive behavioural therapy and dialetical behaviour therapy. He focused his studies on these forms of therapy to gain a foundational knowledge directed at treating anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. He has professional experience across a variety of public and private settings, specifically aimed at developing skills addressing child development and the aforementioned mental health issues. He directs his current professional development on these therapeutic approaches, issues, and populations to provide his clients with current, effective treatments.
Play Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

More About Joel

Joel’s approach to therapy involves meeting clients where they are at. He acknowledges success depends upon a variety of factors and works diligently with each client to create a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet their goals. Joel enjoys a balance of quiet, independent activities such as reading, audiobooks, podcasts, along with a variety of active endeavours such as concerts, sports games, and theatre.
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