Elif Giray, MSW RSW

Offering a warm, open, non-judgmental therapeutic space to process and grow

Elif Giray Therapy Toronto

Meet Elif

I specialize in addiction, depression/anxiety, and self-worth.

Elif's Approach

Elif has over 12 years of counselling experience. Her philosophy of practice is holistic and client-centered. She believes that each individual already has the wisdom and knowledge needed for their own well-being and healing.

Her role as a therapist is to act as a guide along this journey and provide the tools to work with and uncover each persons own wisdom, voice and connection to self. She believes a person has to work with their whole being – the body, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit – to effect healing.

In therapy, her approach is tailored to the needs of each individual. While she would describe her therapeutic approach as eclectic, she emphasizes the importance of a strong and compassionate therapeutic relationship and works primarily from a client-centered model.




Elif received her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. 

Training and Certification:

  • Certificate of Counselling
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Managing Conflict (Fred Kofman)


  • Addiction
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Self-Worth

Treatment Approach:

  • Narrative, Mindfulness
  • Strengths/Resiliency based approaches
  • Gestalt
  • Trauma-informed
  • Feminist
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers