Dr. Joelle LeMoult specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2012. She then completed her internship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where she received in-depth training in anxiety and depression.
Dr. LeMoult also completed specialty placements at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, the Miami Social Phobia Treatment Program, and the Pacific Anxiety Group. She went on to work as a Psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, where she focused on conducting individual and group CBT, teaching, and supervising graduate students.
Throughout these experiences, Dr. LeMoult gained expertise in providing CBT for a broad range of anxiety and depressive disorders, including chronic worry, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, compulsive hoarding, specific phobias such as driving anxiety, and depression. She also developed specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for specific phobias, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for emotion dysregulation. She is committed to evidence-based practice. She takes a collaborative approach to therapy and works together with clients to apply evidence-based treatments to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. LeMoult is also an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Lab. She is actively engaged in research that aims to inform and enhance treatment, and she consistently incorporates the latest empirical evidence to improve her own clinical practice. She has authored over 75 scholarly publications and book chapters on the onset, maintenance, and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. For her contributions to the field, she has received awards from the Association of Psychological Science, Society for Research in Psychopathology, and the National Institute of Mental Health. She also sits on the Board of several organizations, including the Women’s Health Research Institute.