I have a specific area of practice - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is considered to be a debilitating, chronic, and sneaky condition. OCD often latches on to what is most sacred and cherished to us. It can cause us to question our morals, values, and beliefs. Much time and energy is then spent trying to gain relief from doubt, uncertainty, and distress. Breaking cycles of Obsessions and Compulsions is key to regaining intention, peace, and freedom.
Dr. Elisabeth is a registered clinical counsellor and qualified clinical supervisor who works with individuals and couples. Elisabeth is trained in working with conflict, grief, trauma, stress/burnout and mood & anxiety disorders. Dr. Elisabeth takes on new clients from the province of BC. Supervision to mental health professionals is provided to all practicing in Canada. Counselling services are offered over Zoom and in-person. Elisabeth offers individual and group competency-based clinical supervision to counselling students, interns, counselling therapists and psychotherapists who are based in Canada.
I offer Heart-Centered & Compassion-Focused Psychotherapy. Are you being held back from fulfilling your purpose or true potential? Are past traumas or life stressors impacting you mentally, emotionally or physically? Are your relationships suffering because you’re not able to be fully present in the moment? I believe that every single one of us has a profound contribution to share with the world. My greatest passion is helping people find their individual expression, inner strength & abundant joy.
I consider every person I have the opportunity to walk with to be unique and capable of shifting any problem that may be getting in the way of being the best version of self possible. It is important to me to collaborate with each client to develop focus points in our work and I look for strengths and resources in my clients. I am trained in EMDR and have extensive experience supporting individuals, couples, families, as well as first responders work through trauma and PTSD, occupational stress injury, addictions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, disordered eating, and mood disorders.
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
During times of stress, challenges, and transitions, you may find it difficult to re-define, re-balance and re-align your life and relationships, and you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, alone, and helpless. I strive to provide a safe, empathic, accepting, and calm environment that will empower you to ultimately fill and heal your emotional and relational needs through the people who matter most to you, to help increase balance in your life.
During our sessions you can expect non-judgement, support, listening, and collaboration on the goals you'd like to achieve. I see people as composed of various parts of self. Trauma, or negative life experience, may result in hurt or wounded parts of self. Together, we can begin to identify these parts, learn how they affect us in our every day lives, and eventually work to heal them. This is accomplished through creating a real, genuine relationship, one where being yourself is always encouraged. Currently only offering Telehealth Sessions.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 30 years of experience providing counselling services to individuals (all ages), couples, families and first responders. I offer respectful, collaborative, holistic, compassionate and goal focused counselling in a safe and supportive environment. I offer a broad spectrum of services ranging from brief solution focused support to intensive psychotherapeutic support, including EMDR. I believe in the value of working collaboratively with my clients, and I have a deep respect and appreciation for diversity.
However much we may seek stability, life is a series of interconnected transitions. Sometimes we face complex changes that seem unworkable and challenges that appear impossible. Learning how to deal with the ongoing changes of our lives promotes personal growth and deepens our sense of pupose and fulfillment. With tools and support you can navigate these changes and establish a sense of safety and stability with a deeper, even more fulfilling sense of personal wholeness. Together, we can activate the internal resources that will help you to move forward with confidence. You will know when this therapy is successful.
Wanting to create a better live rather than settling for status quo, just getting by while filled with anxiety and feelings of hopeless; coping with excess food, drugs or alcohol. It takes courage and tremendous willingness to begin a path of change and it is an honour and a joy to walk with people on their journey toward wholeness. My work with people often leaves me in awe of the strength of the human spirit as I witness them overcome trauma and self-destructive behaviours and move toward their dreams while embracing their authentic self.
Thinking of going for counselling can be a frightening thought. If you are at this stage you probably feel like your life could be better, your quality of interactions with other people could improve; you want more out of the life you have or are at your wits end in regards to some aspect of your life. Whatever the circumstance my goal is to meet you where you are at and to work together to work towards healing or a better quality of life.
My approach to clients is always strength based, as I believe that every individual has unique strengths that can serve as a foundation for their personal growth. My style is to be warm, open, and nonjudgmental. There are many modes of therapy. I am not limited to, but use cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing.
Specializing in burnout, trauma, anxiety, depression for young adults, women & professionals, particularly for highly sensitive people (HSPs), empaths & creatives - those of us who often feel like misfits in an over-stimulating society. Creative approaches to therapy are used which help ground the nervous system, allowing healing & peace to begin. When changes in life feel tough to navigate through, it vital to have a compassionate and non-judgemental listener to help you feel connected, & find your place in the world.
I work with people who are feeling stuck on something in life and would like to move through it. Whether it's anxiety, low mood, challenging circumstances or anything else life has thrown at you, together we can work on it. Along with offering support and a safe space to speak, we can come up with a plan that uses your individual strengths to create and sustain positive change.
Sessions are available. People seek counselling for reasons as varied as shifting tidal sands. Some want to ease stress and/or anxiety while others want help regarding past and present mistreatment of visible minorities. Others with visible and/or invisible disabilities may deal with issues regarding accessibility or navigating social interactions. Others yet are dealing with evolving sexual and/or gender identities, seeking help with their new understandings about themselves. Whether changing perspectives or navigating new territory, Inclusions Counselling can help.
I provide individual counselling to adults and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences, grief, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, suicide ideation, relationship and attachment injuries, communication issues, sexuality and gender identity, and a desire for personal change and growth. I believe in each individual's power to heal and thrive. I'm passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through a multi-disciplinary approach providing tools and transformational therapy. I do not discriminate based on private medical decisions.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck or lost and searching for meaning – leaving us with feelings of anxiety and/or depression. Some may unexpectedly find themselves in the midst of a major life transition, while others are looking to make a change. Life can be very challenging and stressful at times — you know this. But what you may not know is that there are ways to prepare yourself to navigate these challenges with less pain and more ease. No matter where you find yourself or what you are facing, I offer a safe place to support you on your path to wellness.
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
I love to work with clients who want a partner in their healing. They know that the understanding and answers they are seeking are within themselves. Often my clients express a kind of anxiety - generalized to many aspects of their lives or about a specific aspect, but just as often they come to me with a more vague sense of wanting to enjoy life more or move past a feeling of dissatisfaction or apprehension that seems to "follow them" in their lives. Together, we delve into deeply exploring what that is, using body, mind and spirit as tools. My clients are motivated to experiment, explore, and reflect to find what matters most.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Qualicum Beach are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Qualicum Beach then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Qualicum Beach, or Child Psychologists in Qualicum Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Qualicum Beach psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Qualicum Beach specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.