About Us

A specialized, residential mental health clinic in the heart of Northumberland County

At Victoria Wellness, we understand that the healing process is different for each resident. Our skilled clinicians draw on trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment philosophies to provide therapy surrounding PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, mood disorders, panic and more. With your unique needs, goals and input in mind, we will devise a treatment plan that feels right for you.

Meet Our Team!

Joe Ann Kortman B.A., B. Ed, Executive Director

Joe Ann Kortman has a keen interest in mental health and helping those around her. She started her career as  Secondary School Teacher and taught in Australia, England, South Africa and finally her home country, Canada. She then expanded her career working for the local government in her hometown.




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Victoria Wellness takes pride in providing a holistic, client-centred and trauma-oriented approach that focuses on the wellness of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects and well-being of each of our clients.

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Financial Support

Recovery is never out of reach

We offer the best resources possible to assist with your long-term wellness–including evidence-based therapy, quality meal plans, and restorative processes within a luxury estate. It’s our mission to make quality care readily accessible through diversified financial support

  • Pay for Treatment with Insurance
  • Pay with Credit
  • Line of Credit
  • WSIB approved


A. L.

The time spent with you and your team was a perfect!
I’ve been trying to out some of the tools into place that you gave me and so far, I’m living a much more peaceful life I’ve realized that somethings I can control just from my reaction to them and others will still need work.

M. W.

As the Principal of a busy school it is important that I am healthy and able to manage a large staff. I always encourage my staff to be mindful of looking after the mental health of the students in their care but also to look after their own mental health. During these unprecedented times, I found that children and adults alike are dealing with more stressors than ever before.
Over the years I did a great job of hiding my high functioning anxiety that had plagued me. With many demands in my life I was sick and tired of feeling this way and was willing to try something new.. a new approach to my wellness. In the past I had tried talk therapy and found that it was never truly effective in resolving the underlying issues that I had buried deep down. I tried various ways to manage the anxiety including yoga, meditation, going to the gym and medication! Nothing seemed to be really working. I heard about a different type of therapy called EMDR. As a Principal of a busy school I have a new-found respect for looking after my own mental health. In just a few short sessions I have found that I am less anxious, sleeping better at night and have a calmer feeling throughout my day. I could unpack childhood memories that seemed to contribute to my anxious personality! And finally, for the first time in years everything made sense. I would highly recommend the Victoria wellness group, their staff are highly trained and well educated. The facility is welcoming and calming.


Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

College of Registered Psychotherapists

The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

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