Joel Mader

Joel Mader

M.Ed., R.Psych

Substance Use l Behavioural Addictions l Anxiety l Depression l Men’s Mental Health

Joel Mader is a registered psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and he is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. He completed his Masters of Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge where he specialized in addictive behaviours and concurrent disorders.

He has experience as both a researcher and clinician. He has published peer reviewed articles on addictive behaviors and substance use, and recently served as a guest editor for a special issue on cannabis which was published in 2021. Clinically, he has worked in a variety of settings ranging from residential treatment, where he served as a clinical director, to intensive outpatient programs, where he worked with individuals with addiction and concurrent disorders. More recently, has been providing private therapy and rehabilitation services to individuals in Calgary and the surrounding area.

In his clinical work, he serves both adolescents and adults to facilitate meaningful change and overcome challenges related to mental health. His style to therapy emphasizes collaboration, empathy, warmth, and understanding; recognizing these as important factors that make up an effective therapeutic relationship.

I work with…

Adolescents (15 and older), emerging adults (18 – 25) and adults

I treat…

Problematic substance use, behavioural addictions, depression, anxiety, and difficulties with adjustments/transitions

I use…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential Therapy