Education and Training
Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2002 after which she worked in health care and administration until 2007 when she began to practice psychotherapy and subsequently completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Her studies focused on the brain and behaviour, with an emphasis on the effect of sleep loss on emotions.
In 2016 Elizabeth became registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is also a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), formerly the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Elizabeth is a member of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS).
Focus of Practice and Populations Served
Elizabeth has experience working with adolescents and adults. She uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), interpersonal and supportive therapy, as well as instruction in mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Treatments can also include biofeedback to address stress and anxiety-related difficulties, as well as insomnia.
Psychotherapy and counselling have been shown to be beneficial in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, stress and insomnia. Elizabeth has experience in working with individuals with these conditions, as well as those who experience chronic pain and disability related to illness or injuries, including work injuries and motor vehicle accidents.