Joel Pukalo
Registered Psychologist

As the founders of Family Life Psychology & Wellness, Andrea and I have the privilege of supporting our clients and the communities we serve. In counselling, I’m passionate about facilitating relational healing and cohesion. In assessment, I’m intentional about working collaboratively with school-based teams to advocate for the unique needs of each child. Within the community, Family Life is honored to work collaboratively with health and education sectors to bring about social change, cohesion, and connection.

Families & Couples

As a parent of two beautiful girls, Joel believes the goal of a cohesive family is to empower each family member with the tools and strategies to regulate emotions, solve problems, prioritize the needs of others, think from multiple perspectives, and manage conflict in ways that develop deeper relational connections.
Joel’s passion is to help families (couples, families, and children) develop the skills and strategies to grow more connected and resilient. His approach to counseling is collaborative, strength-based, and connection focused.
Whether a family is seeking support for emotional/behaviors difficulties, strategies for managing ADHD or other medical diagnoses, or interpersonal conflict between siblings, parent-sibling, or parent-parent, Joel’s approach provides families with practical strategies that empower family members to work collaboratively with each other to address day-to-day issues in a way that maximizes relationship and challenges each individual to grow into a self-governing responsible decision-maker.

Individuals (Adults, Teens, Children)

Psychological Assessment

School Based Psychoeducational Assessment

Joel and the Family Life assessment team specialize in working collaboratively with school-based teams to advocate for the unique needs of each child. They have strong experiences over the past decade working with a variety of school boards to provide integrative assessment and counselling services.


Fun Facts About Joel

My dream job is an NFL coach. Coaching sports was my first taste in helping others that inspired me to pursue a career as a Psychologist. 

I grew up on a farm outside of Spruce Grove, and I’m actively involved in supporting my brother on our family farm Century Simmentals.

My parents were both teachers, and my first career was also in teaching. I thoroughly enjoy working as a psychologist in schools and teaching my children at home.

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