Elena supports young adults and adults who struggle with perfectionism, low self-esteem, and overall burnout. Together, you and Elena will explore strategies to challenge that inner critic so that you can create space for acceptance and forgiveness. As a former perfectionist, Elena understands how unrealistic standards can cause high levels of stress and wants to help you break the cycle in a supportive, non-judgemental space. Together you will explore your past and present to identify behaviours that no longer serve you. She’ll support you to develop new patterns so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
As an empathic person, Elena creates a safe space for you to explore your feelings. You lead the conversation, and she’ll provide genuine support to help you find a new way of being. Elena welcomes humour in sessions and provides a laid-back atmosphere. She acknowledges the importance of hearing your story and handles this responsibility with great care. She’ll work with you to explore goals and strategies that fit your needs.
Outside of sessions, Elena can be found spending time outdoors. She loves a good mystery novel, hot yoga class, and connecting with loved ones. Elena often plans for her next travel destination and tries to convince family and friends to join her adventures. Elena practices self-care by recognizing her limitations, attending cycling classes, and painting.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Advanced), University of Manitoba (2019)
Masters of Social Work, University of Toronto (2022)
DBT Clinical Skills Training (Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.)
Trauma Informed Care (Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute)
Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
MindFIT Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training (University of Toronto)
What is Narrative Therapy? (Dulwich Centre)
ASIST Suicide Intervention Training (LivingWorks)
Manitoba College of Social Workers
Canadian Association of Social Workers