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Martha Elliott (She/Her) MA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

 

 

My approach to counselling is rooted in feminist and anti-oppressive practice, and I strive to create a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and accepting space for all my clients. Together we will identify and build on your strengths, work to access your own internal wisdom and values, and develop new skills and insights that will serve you on your journey towards wholeness. I believe in the importance of situating our individual experiences and struggles within their cultural context, and exploring the ways in which oppressive systems impact our health and wellbeing. 

 

I am a Registered Social Worker through the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Work. I completed my Master of Social Work at Carleton University, and previously completed a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at Western University, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, and non-monogamous relationships. I have experience supporting the mental health recovery of individuals and families in both hospital and community settings, and have recently pursued professional development opportunities in indigenous cultural safety, creative-arts interventions in psychotherapy, supporting Trans and gender independent youth, and mindful self-compassion.

 

I look forward to joining with you on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing!

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. 

 

-Carl Rogers

Approaches

  • Feminist and Antioppressive 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindful Self Compassion​

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Emotion Focused

Areas of Focus

  • LGBTQ+

  • Youth (12+) and Adults

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Emotional Dysregulation 

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation

  • Interpersonal Concerns