Elizabeth is a PhD Candidate at the Ontario Institute for studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has completed practicum placements providing psychotherapy and assessment services at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and the Bariatric Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Elizabeth has had the opportunity to work with people struggling with various types of anxiety, intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, depressed mood, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, academic-related stressors, and eating-related problems.
In therapy, Elizabeth aims to work collaboratively with clients to understand their difficulties, utilize your strengths, and develop tools and skills to improve their functioning within a warm, understanding, and empathic environment. She integrates client centered and cognitive behavioral approaches to help clients understand their current struggles and combines different techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy to help meet clients needs and treatment goals.
Elizabeth’s doctoral research examines the impact of stigma about mental health treatment on client’s participation and engagement in the therapy process.