Marialuisa Elias

Marialuisa Elias

Marialuisa Elias

Counsellor and psychotherapist

I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and. For over ten years I have worked with families, groups, couples, and individuals 14 years of age and older. Through empathetic and gentle support, I encourage individuals to find their own answers, follow their own dreams, and become their own agents of change.

I can help with feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief. Counselling is also beneficial for self-confidence, self-esteem, attachment, relational, and communication issues. I offer support for those who have experienced or are currently working through trauma or abuse. I also offer help for problematic video gaming and gambling concerns.

I use evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. These highly-effective methods are proven to help bring positive change.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as researcher in program development and program evaluation related to housing, employment, and poverty.