Dr. Joelle Kallio

Psychologist

About me

I see the therapy process as a partnership and the client (You) are the most important part of that process. It is your process and I see myself, as the therapist, as a part of the process like a guide. Feedback is important to me, as I can use this information to help guide you in the way that is most helpful. Most of my work is done in a model that is based on helping you find your strengths to resolve any problems that you identify. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps you examine how what you think, and how you are thinking can impact your experiences. Also I focus on helping you find solutions to your situation and ways of looking at things that help you to find solutions. I also encourage people to find their own ways of self-care and rejuvenation, because all of us need to use the best self-care that we possibly can, in order to find the best quality of life for ourselves in this world.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN Psychologist LP4463


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Joelle Kallio. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Joelle for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Dr Kallio is a wonderful help to me, She understands and supports me.

Written on Dec 25, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

She is the best. My solace in a very dark time

Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Kallio has an amazing way of helping you get down to the root of your issue and offering helpful advice on reframing your thinking and healing.

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Joelle is the best therapist I have ever worked with! She has supported me through both the mundane periods of life and the serious crisis. Joelle understands the struggles I have gone through and am going through and is always very helpful. She is an active listener, paying attention to the smaller details and subtext of thoughts, beliefs, and situations and is very good at reflecting back what has been communicated in a different perspective that one does not think of on their own. So well it's always very intentional to provide kind and considerate validation as well as pointing out opportunities for growth in a respectful and constructive manner; always bringing her unique professional insights and helpful tools and worksheets.

Two of my favorite things about working with Joelle are:
1) scheduling flexibility, even at the last minute, never having to wait more than a couple days to meet as well as fitting you in when there's an urgent crisis and you really really need to talk to someone and as often as you need

2) awesome and well written notes and follow-up sent via written message to recap what was discussed and clearly defining action points between now and the next session!

10/10

Written on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr.Kallio had been extremely helpful. She has responded to my messages very quickly and has offered many options for connecting with me. She has helped me determine my goals and we are working together on a plan that works for me.

Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Joelle's patience and also calm demeanour as we tackled my challenges and fears. After trying out three counselors on BetterHelp she proved to be the best fit and I am grateful for her guidance through a tumulteous period of struggle and insecurity. She listens well and provides me with appropriate and effective tips and asks the right questions which encourage reflection and charting a suitable course of future action. I also appreciate her post-session notes as a follow-up on the issues discussed and also as a reminder of progress.

Written on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and eating disorders

Dr Kallio is an excellent therapist. I tried a few before deciding on her, and it has been a good decition. I feel like she grasps different personalities and diagnoses very well, and is good at meeting me in different moodswings. She is also an active listener, and tries to help me develop.

Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 1 month

Dr. Kallio is kind. She is a knowledgeable guide in helping a person understand themselves better plus a strong support in helping a person reach their goals.

Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kallio is professional and warm. She listens and guide me. I have trust in her and she is helping me in a difficult moment of my life.

Written on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

Dr. Kallio actually took interest in my life and allowed me to rant and rave about the going within it. She offers me insight into what goes on in my life which I could not see from the inside. She is a wonderful therapist and I hope she goes on to continue helping other people.

Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Well, I haven’t been involved with better help for very long but I do look forward to our meetings on Tuesdays my counselor is very attentive to the things I say and she just lets me ramble and then asks me things and makes me think. I have faith that we will have success. My counselor also gets back to me in a very timely manner and I like how she reiterates what we talked about because I know I’ll never remember!

Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

So far so good really helpful.

Written on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brilliant therapist. I could not have been provided with a more knowledgeable, friendly, calm, great listener. Short for now as Im currently in MH Hospital via Grief. Dr Joelle Kallio has always been there for me and once again is proving extremely supportive to me during my current bad times.

Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is so supportive and kind.

Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. Kallio is warm, kind and has a calmness that I find soothing. She has helped me to reframe some of my perspectives on tough experiences that I’ve dealt with and not in an “advice-giving” way, which I also appreciate. I feel very heard and understood by Dr. Kallio and would highly recommend her to anyone. I like the different homework/work sheets that she’s shared with me in certain topics as well!

Written on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Kallio came into my life at a point when I was struggling with low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, lack of self-compassion, grief, and heartbreak.
Her kind and knowledgable approach helped me learn and navigate the DBT principles, learn to be more compassionate about myself, learn to recognize my own strengths, and develop a mindful practice.

I would recommend Dr. Kallio to anyone who is suffering through grief and emotional dysregulation. She made a big impact in my life and I am grateful for the work we did together.

Written on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Joelle is supportive and listens to me. I appreciate the time I have with her.

Written on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

So far I have been very happy with the support I have been receiving (it’s been about a month I think). Dr. Kallio is extremely helpful and talks to me like I’m a human with feelings (which I thought would be hard given it’s online and not in person but I’m very impressed with all of this) and I enjoy having her company when we do our live chats. She responds in a timely manner (so far I have not needed to use the urgent option). I really enjoy being able to message her whenever I have time and not feel rushed to respond.

Written on Mar 27, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dr. Kallio makes you feel like you are her only client. She is a great listener and offers practical solutions without any judgement or pressure. I feel very lucky to have had her as my counsellor. Thank you Dr. Kallio.

Written on Mar 01, 2020 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Kallio let me know that it is ok to have trouble handling the stress by myself and there are ways to make the situation better. She let me feel safe after a long period of being anxious and now I have some hope to be happy again.

Written on Nov 13, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Calm, kind and patient. Growing greatly with dr kallio.

Written on Oct 06, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Kallio is great. Very receptive. Super supportive and helpful.

Written on Oct 01, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr. Kallio is godsent. Very supportive and competent.

Written on Aug 27, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Kallio has helped me so much. She listens without interruption and then advises with such great intention. She has said some profound things that have helped me to figure out where I am at and where I want to be. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jul 02, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She’s the best!

Written on Jun 26, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kallio listens to me, I feel safe and comfortable sharing with her. She works with me on reaching goals I’ve set for myself - which is great to feel like I’m progressing!

Written on Jun 12, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatig

Dr. Kallio has been wonderful to me.

Written on Jun 07, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Kallio has been absolutely incredible. I have not told a soul on this planet the things that I have told her, and she has never made me feel judged - only given me wonderful advice and help.

Written on May 13, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joelle is genuinely empathetic and will listen to any stressful situations you are going through with care. She is great to work with and provides a stress-free, non-judgmental environment where you can feel free to open up.

Written on Apr 19, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Joelle is very supportive and does her best to offer suggestions to approach life happenings from a different angle. Her supportiveness is shown when she says she “feels like (I) am doing well overall.”

Written on Feb 15, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Kallio is great! She is a great listener and is really skilled at addressing and targeting the main point of my sometimes long-winded concerns/problems. She gives great advice, and everything she says is personalized to ME and my situation. I never feel like she is spouting out psycho-textbook babble. She has been very helpful!

Written on Jan 29, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Written on Jan 16, 2019 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love working with Joelle, she listens to all of my concerns, understands what I feel and why and helps me understand too. She is kind, friendly and flexible to meet when it suits. I couldn’t be happier with her. As a person who doesn’t trust easily, Joelle has quickly earned my trust and given me the support I truly needed and I am very grateful and glad to have her help.

Written on Dec 16, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Kallio was very attentive and listened carefully. Her responses were entirely appropriate to each subject that we discussed. She offered me help in a format that suits me well. I look forward to renewing our counselor/patient relationship when finances are less strained for me.

Written on Nov 26, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love Dr. Kallio. She always has the right words to say and I always feel comfortable talking with her.

Written on Nov 13, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Kallio is so helpful. She's really great at listening to every concern that I have and addressing all of the points that I put forward. She is only interested in helping others and I love that about her. She isn't very forceful in her conversations, which I like. I know most therapists would just go straight for the break you down and build you up concept, but Dr. Kallio is different. We only explore areas that are uncomfortable to discuss if I want to explore those areas. I am so glad I was able to connect with her.

Written on Oct 26, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

I have been working with Dr. Kalio now for the past couple weeks. I feel heard during our sessions. She’s attentive, responsive and that makes me feel as though she cares about my wellbeing. So far so great!

Written on Oct 23, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Kallio has helped me in so many ways. She has supported me and has always focused on what I want to work on and has provided me with so many great tools to be successful at what I want for my future. I have felt comfortable sharing anything and everything without feeling judged or that I should feel bad or guilty for how I feel.

Written on Sep 28, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

She could be saving my life. That's as good as it gets. Thank you.

Written on Sep 17, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

She is very lovely, she makes me feel better everytime I read her messages and everytime I write stuff down for her to read, it lifts a lot of weight from me and I always know that she will read them and respond, so I don’t have to worry. She is very understanding and knows how to write back in a way I am very comfortable with.

Written on Aug 06, 2018 after therapy with Joelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Very knowledgeable. Offers suggestions or worksheets, or ask questions to help aid in getting in touch with your feelings. Always responds quickly.

Work with me!