Elif Giray, MSW RSW (Video Therapist)

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Elif Giray, MSW RSW (Video Therapist)

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Addiction, depression anxiety, trauma, and self-worth.

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Meet Elif

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.

Education

  • Master of Social Work; University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Training and Certification

  • Attachment Training, The Jean Tweed Centre
  • Treating trauma-related dissociation, Leading Edge Seminars
  • Grief and loss Training, The Jean Tweed Centre
  • Tension Stress Trauma Release TRE Training
  • 5 Day intensive Narrative Therapy Training, Hincks-Dellcrest
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Addiction Services for York Region
  • The brain that Changes Itself: The Neuroplasticity Revolution, Leading Edge
  • Group Facilitation Training            
  • Helping Oneself while Helping Others: Gabor Mate on Self-care, Hincks Dellcrest
  • Mindfulness Professional Training (Level 1, 2, 3)

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-worth
  • Attachment
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma

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