Elizabeth from Therapy Alberta

Hello!

Welcome! My name is Elizabeth (she/her) and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I am a Black Canadian (born in Kenya) and live on Treaty 7 land in Calgary. I do online therapy with children, teens, and adults across Alberta.

I know you feel unheard, tired, afraid, angry, or hopeless. You’re stuck fighting, defending yourself, or fawning - the helpless feeling of needing to do whatever it takes to conform in a situation or relationship. You can receive genuine help. I am passionate about supporting people struggling with anxiety, depression, discrimination, and trauma.

 

I will form a respectful and collaborative relationship as an equal so we can work toward the changes you want to make. You can move forward, release blame and shame, and feel a greater sense of self worth and control. 

I care, accept, and value each person I work with and strive to create an environment where you are comfortable and safe to be whoever you are, wherever you are, in your journey. I am relatable and bring my own human experience into the relationship - our differences and our sameness provide opportunities for learning and growth. As an immigrant parent, I am culturally sensitive and eager to continue serving marginalized, immigrant, refugee, and black communities to recover from past and present immigration and racial traumas. I offer therapy in both English and Kiswahili. 

My approach to therapy integrates aspects of cognitive, behavioral, acceptance, mindful, and somatic theories. When you can identify and accept your experience and connect with your body, you can learn to cope, better respond to triggers, and control your thoughts, emotions, and actions. You will feel empowered, able, and renewed toward wellness and recovery.

I have worked in community mental health, school mental health, and cultural programs to support the healing of individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. I completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University (2019). I have specialized knowledge and training in trauma-informed care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. I am currently training in Sensorimotor Experiencing and Effective Play Therapy Strategies for all ages.

Specialties

Adults:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Discrimination

  • Immigration

  • Relationships

  • Trauma

Couples:

  • Attachment

  • Communication

  • Conflict

  • Life transitions

Youth:

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying

  • School concerns

  • Self-esteem

  • Self harm

 

Families:

  • Conflict

  • Parenting

Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR)

  • Family Systems Approach

  • Mindfulness

  • Play Therapy

  • Sensorimotor Experiencing