Offering personal sessions towards SEP requirements: No
Accepting new clients in private practice: Yes
My name is Aurela, Ela for short. I am a registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers).
I provide trauma focused therapy to adults with lived experiences of childhood trauma. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, compassionate and eclectic. I anchor the therapy sessions in body- based approaches to healing trauma (Somatic Experiencing (SE) and I also draw from other approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family System (IFS).
The most rewarding aspect of my work is to witness people's capacity to transform their lives and in the process reclaim and embody their authentic self. Through my experiences, I continue to learn about struggle and strength, and what it means to have courage, determination and resiliency to heal. As such, I am committed to meeting clients where they are and accompany them to where they want to go.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being in nature, reading and journaling. Connecting with myself, others, and our earth is a way I invite goodness, peace and joy into my life.