Dr. Joe Flanders is a psychologist and the Founder and Regional Director of Mindspace. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Joe is also an Assistant Professor (Professional) in the McGill University Psychology Department and the Vice President of Practitioner Training at Numinus Wellness.
Joe is licensed with the Quebec Order of Psychologists and has an active psychotherapy practice, supporting the healing of
- Post-traumatic stress
- Work stress
- Relationship problems
- Personal & spiritual growth.
He currently provides:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration therapy
- Ketamine-assisted, psilocybin-assisted and MDMA-assisted therapy
- Individual and group mindfulness training
- Executive therapy and coaching
Joe has been trained to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapy through Numinus and the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He also has extensive training in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS; Level 1), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. He holds the Advanced Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation Certification from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto (FIFSW) as well as the Advanced Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Facilitation Certification from the CMS. He is an approved MBSR mentor with CMS.
Joe created and hosted the Mindspace Podcast and is currently a co-host of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast.
Joe has been on a life-long journey in the pursuit of the most effective approaches for cultivating well-being – his own and that of his clients. Accompanying others through their own development, healing and transformation is among the most meaningful aspects of Joe’s life. His approach is grounded in these guiding principles:
- Connection and relationship-centred care
- Trauma-informed care
- Mindfulness and embodiment
- Harm Reduction
- Evidence-based practice
Clients describe Joe as practical, open, non-judgmental, smart and compassionate. He is equally at home coaching others through work stress as he is going deep into trauma and recovery.