Certifications and Continuing Education

Master of Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration – Adler University

Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate – The Embody Lab

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health Commission of Canada

Trauma Informed Practice Training – Level 1 – Trauma Informed Practice Institute

Child Aware Practice – Emerging Minds Australia

Being Trauma Aware – Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training – Provincial Health Services Authority

Elisabeth

MCP, BSc
Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

She/Her/Hers
Languages: English

Navigating the complexities of life can often make the world seem unforgiving and overwhelming. In the face of unexpected challenges, it’s natural to question our purpose and wonder where we’ll find the strength to move forward. My intention is to hold space and embrace the feelings of uncertainty together. Collaboratively, we can unravel the past, navigate the nuances of the present, and chart a course toward a purposeful future.
My journey into counselling was sparked by witnessing friends, as early as age 12, grapple with mental health challenges during formative years. Curious about the profound connection between the mind and our well-being, I pursued an undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience. Through my own struggles, I further discovered the transformative power of counselling — the ability to uplift through active listening and unwavering support. Building on this foundation, I earned my Masters in Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Children and Youth.
I am passionate about working with children, youth, young adults, parents, and those wanting to connect with their younger selves. I have over a decade of experience working with children and youth and seven years in the mental health field. My clinical experience includes working with trauma as well as substance use and addiction. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and strengths-based, centering around creating a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore, express and heal. I draw extensively from Attachment and Adlerian Theories, which emphasize the relationships in our lives, including those of the past and within the larger systems of society. I also integrate modalities from Somatic, Art, and Cognitive Therapies.
Further, I identify as a young-ish, cisgender, heterosexual, straight-sized, able-bodied, female. I am of European descent, and grew up middle class in a semi-rural area of BC. I believe it is crucial to name my intersectionalities as these undoubtedly have played a role in my lived experience and will play a role in the therapeutic relationship and addressing concerns of diversity, inclusion, and privilege. I believe examining how intersecting identities play a role in our lives and our lived experiences in society is essential. As such, I proudly stand as an advocate and ally for the BIPOC, 2SLGBQ2+, and Neurodivergent communities.

Areas of Focus:

  • Children and Youth
  • Trauma
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Suicidality and Self-harm
  • Family conflict
  • Identity exploration (2SLGBTQ+ affirming)
  • Perfectionism
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Modalities:

  • Attachment Theory
  • Adlerian Theory
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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