Elizabeth Idowu is a therapist in training currently completing her practicum placement here at Bliss Counselling. She is a Master of Arts student in the Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, as well as a minor in Linguistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Elizabeth has previous experience as a respite and community inclusion worker, having worked with clients of all ages with various developmental and physical disabilities. This experience included providing emotional and psychological support in dealing with various mental and physical health issues. She is also passionate about mental health awareness in the Black community and has developed and facilitated peer mental health discussions and information sessions.
The challenges of life can often be difficult to share with others and leave us feeling isolated. Therefore, Elizabeth believes in creating a safe, non-judgemental space where anyone can feel free to share their story. Her areas of interest include working with issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, stress, identity, self-esteem, trauma, race, and religion. She takes an integrative approach to therapy to best meet the needs of each individual and draws from various modalities including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, while integrating elements of spirituality and mindfulness. The journey to healing begins with a single step and Elizabeth would be honoured to be a part of your journey.