Joelle Turner, MA, RCC

Executive Director of the Wellness Centre; Director of Mental Health Services

As the Executive Director of the Wellness Centre and the Director of Mental Health Services, my primary focus is on overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Mental Health Services while providing support to Health Services and Community Wellness initiatives.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is mentoring and supervising counselling interns who are on their path to completing their graduate degree in Counselling Psychology. Alongside this, I offer personalized counselling and mental health support to TWU students and employees.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in client-centered, trauma-informed care. I believe in tailoring therapy to the unique needs of each individual, recognizing that no two journeys are the same. Drawing from Attachment theory, with an emphasis on emotions and somatic experiences, allows me to meet my clients in their moments of pain and suffering, while guiding them towards a renewed sense of connection to self and others.
In addition to my formal education, I have trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Observed Experiential Integration (OEI), and Clinical Supervision.
Outside of work, I enjoy trail running and e-biking. Additionally, I cherish quality time spent entertaining family and friends.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology


Training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Clinical Supervision, Level 1 Observed Experiential Integration (OEI), Certified CliftonStrengths Coach

Affiliations & Memberships

Professional Affiliation: BCACC (B.C.Association of Clinical Counsellors)