Elizabeth supports people who face challenges due to trauma, disordered eating, issues related to gender and sexuality, anxiety, and ADHD. Since 2016, Elizabeth has also supported young adults with substance use concerns and a variety of mental health diagnoses. Elizabeth will draw on your strengths and foster a space for you to lead your own healing. She’ll encourage you to remember your inherent worth and tap into your inner wisdom. You can expect this collaborative, client-centered approach in sessions with Elizabeth.
Elizabeth uses a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach to psychotherapy. This often means unpacking power dynamics and social systems that affect your mental health and create barriers to collective wellness. Elizabeth always uses a harm reduction approach in therapy. While Elizabeth’s practice is grounded in narrative therapy, she draws on several modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, traumatic incident reduction techniques, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Elizabeth will meet you where you are without judgment, celebrate you as you are, and support you to navigate your mental wellness journey. In her graduate practicum, Elizabeth supported newcomers to Canada in a LGBTQ+ program at a community health organization. There, she supported folks who faced challenges in both their settlement process and marginalization due to their sexuality and/or gender identity.
In her personal life, Elizabeth has maintained a dedicated yoga/meditation practice for over a decade. This has given Elizabeth a deep awareness of and appreciation for the intimate connection between mind and body. For many people, the body is the site of pain and/or trauma, and it can equally be the source of healing. Elizabeth’s holistic approach blends therapeutic modalities with her fervent belief that every person can find a pathway to mental wellness. She’ll support you to find your own path to wellness through your community, culture, lineage, and the innate wisdom in your own body.
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2020)
Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University (2018)
EMDR Basic Training (Personal Transformation Institute)
Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt and Shame (MAGentix)
Unified CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (University of Ottawa)
Advanced Standing Practice Seminar (University of Toronto)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (LivingWorks)
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (Crisis Prevention Institute)
Traumatic Incident Reduction (Applied Metapsychology International)
DBT Foundational Skills (Psychwire)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers