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Joanne Simpson

BSW, MSW, RSW, EMDR Therapist

Joanne Simpson is a born, raised, and sought-after Sarnia Ontario therapist!

What this means is that she was born and raised in a small town - she values relationships, values, ethics, professionalism, boundaries, and hard work!

One of the rare people to leave a small town for incredible education opportunities (we all drop our jaws learning whom she trained from), Joanne has always returned back skills in hand to serve the community that has raised her and her family. 


Despite this, Joanne Simpson knows how to provide counseling for you from a place of humility - she is grounded, compassionate, and incredibly gentle in her approach with a maternalistic approach which our attachment clients love!

Joanne Simpson believes that therapy is a collaborative process and assists clients to progress in life by identifying and overcoming both seen and unseen barriers.

Joanne Simpson is our resident Pain Reprocessing Therapist

Joanne Simpson is our go to for Pain Reprocessing Therapy and for any medical professionals given her strong history working in the medical field.

She is highly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Emotion Family Focus Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT,  EMDR and Gottman Couples Counselling Techniques.


True to the culture of our team - she is passionate and committed to lifelong learning!

After your first assessment, she creates your unique case formulation using the above tools 

​In her spare time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her dog, family and loves to camp! 


I love my sessions with Joanne! She is so easy to talk to and has a calming wit about her - I learn so much!

I learned more about EMDR and for the first time in my adult life, feel like I'm getting somewhere

She has completely changed how I experience pain after major accidents and trauma


Relevant Education and Work Experience

Bachelor of Social Work - Mc Master University

Master of Social Work - University of Western Ontario

Pain Reprocessing Therapeutic Provider

Certified EMDR Therapist

Certified CBT Therapist

Canadian Mental Health  Assocation

VON - Victoria Order of Nurses Pain Management Clinic

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