Joe Flanders is a psychologist and the founder of Refuge, a community of practice specializing in transformative psychotherapy. He is also an Assistant Professor (Professional) in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. Previously, he was the Vice-President of Practitioner Training at Numinus Wellness until 2021, and Director of Mindspace, the clinic he founded in Montreal in 2011. He obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology at McGill University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
About Dr. Joe Flanders
Joe has been trained to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapy through Numinus and the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He also has training in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS; Level 1), Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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
Mindfulness and embodiment
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.
Areas of Practice
Joe is licensed with the Quebec Order of Psychologists and supports the healing of:
Personal & spiritual growth.
He currently provides:
Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration therapy