Ellyn is a strong believer in individuals being the experts of their own lives. Her authentic and down-to-earth approach to counseling is based on collaboration and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs of the individual she is supporting. Ellyn places a high emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and works to create a non-judgmental space where individuals feel safe and empowered to open up about challenges they may be facing. She works from a holistic, trauma-informed, strengths-based, client-centered perspective and uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to help individuals work through challenges, develop healthy coping strategies, and thrive.
She is a Registered Social Worker who attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Contemporary Studies, as well as a Master of Social Work. She has also completed additional formal training in the areas of trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and sports social work.
Ellyn has a background in supporting the adolescent population in correctional, educational, and community-based addiction treatment settings and strives to meet individuals where they’re at and help them get to where they want to go.
Stemming from her years as a competitive synchronized swimmer, Ellyn has a passion for supporting the mental health and well-being of athletes specifically in the areas of performance anxiety, stress management, and mindfulness.
Ellyn is also interested in working with adolescents and young adults in a number of areas such as mental health and behavioural issues including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, and trauma. She is also enthusiastic about working with individuals navigating life transitions, challenges at school, and family problems.