Elizabeth meets you where you are, celebrates you for who you are, and supports you in your journey toward authentic living. Elizabeth specializes in supporting folks with their sexuality and gender identity. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she strives to create a safe space that welcomes and affirms all identities.
Elizabeth can help you draw on your strengths, hold what is painful, and honour your inherent wisdom. Elizabeth recognizes that the unjust world we live in impacts your mental health: she is not afraid to unpack these dynamics when needed. Elizabeth uses a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and anti-oppressive approach to therapy. Elizabeth also draws on modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and narrative therapy.
For the past three years, Elizabeth has worked with young adults dealing with substance use concerns and different mental health diagnoses. She has also supported newcomers to Canada in the LGBTQ+ program at a community health organization. She supported folks who faced challenges in both their settlement process and marginalization due to their sexuality or gender identity.
In her personal life, Elizabeth has maintained a dedicated yoga/meditation practice for over a decade. This gives Elizabeth a deep awareness of the connection between mind and body. For many people, the body is the site of pain and/or trauma, but it can also be a source of healing and wisdom. Elizabeth can offer this tool to help you navigate life’s difficulties.
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2020)
Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University (2018)
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)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers