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).
Psychotherapists engage in continuing education throughout their careers. Elizabeth attends workshops and conferences on a variety of topics, as well as engages in peer support with other therapists, receives supervision and guidance from mentors in the mental health field, and provides clinical supervision to other psychotherapists.
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 CBT for 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.
Elizabeth provides a safe and accepting space where clients can work towards their goals. She values a culturally sensitive approach to therapy, where she learns and respects each client’s unique background with relation to their goals and treatment plan. This includes features of an individual’s background and beliefs that they share, including ethnicity, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, and other important parts of identity and personal history.