Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy & Therapeutic Coaching

Fast forward 10 years...

I’ve spent the last decade of my life dedicated to finding the answers to some of life’s hardest questions. At the beginning of this journey, it started with the question: “why do some people seem to have it all figured out, while others struggle just to get out of bed in the morning?” Because at the time, I was the latter. Why was I struggling so much to figure out who I was and what I wanted, when my peers were pursuing their dreams (and succeeding!) right before my eyes. I just couldn’t understand. What was wrong with me? 


Eliza's Why:

2 Masters degrees, multiple trainings and certifications, hundreds of hours of personal healing and growth (and counting…), and dozens of clients who have found intention and health in their lives later, and I’ve come to know that everyone, including you, is capable of creating the life they want. 

 

We all have our own stories of disconnection, loneliness, and trauma. It’s my purpose to support others in bridging the gap between their past, present, and future; between their mind and body; and between doing and being. Although there is no such thing as a “magic pill that heals all,” I’ve found that breathwork and meditation, when combined with deep listening and empathy, are extremely powerful tools to help facilitate the journey back to Self. It is truly an honor to be able to do this work. 

 

What my education and experience has taught me is that personal and collective healing needs to come from a sense of embodiment.

  • Somatic Experiencing 
  • Narrative Therapy & Life Review 
  • Nervous System Functioning & Regulation 
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy 
  • Trauma-Informed Internal Family Systems & Parts work 
  • Existential Therapy 
  • Intersectional Feminist Theory

Approaches:

I specialize in supporting people struggling with:
  • anxiety & depression
  • Trauma & PTSD (including sexual abuse, high impact injuries, & complex childhood trauma)
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss  
  • Burnout 
  • Body image
  • inner child work
  • perfectionism & self-sabotage 

Who I support:

  • Master of Counseling Psychology, Yorkville University 
  • Candidate for Licensure from the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association*
  • Master of Integrative Health Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, Middlebury College 
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner*, completed Beginner I, II, III, and Intermediate I, II, III
  • Life Review for Groups Training, Vancouver, BC
  • Oxygen Advantage Advanced Instructor Training
  • 200-hour meditation teacher training, The Lab of Meditation based in Vancouver, BC
  • 800-hour breathwork practitioner, Alchemy of Breath based in London, UK
  • Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, The Flourishing Center based in New York, New York 
  • Certifications in Wellness Coaching and Guided Imagery, California Institute of Integral Studies 

* indicates that I am currently enrolled or participating in these programs

QUalifications & Professional Credentials:

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social justice, trauma-informed healing

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"The only way to make sense of a change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

— Alan Watts

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