Elizabeth Smith, BA, BSW, RSW
Elizabeth is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of Regina.
Elizabeth has been counselling individuals, couples, and families since 2006. She is trained in mental health, clinical counselling, marital therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma therapy, collaborative problem solving, and more. Elizabeth also holds certification in the Family Bridges Workshop and New Ways for Families, both programs that target families experiencing high conflict divorce. Elizabeth has experience working with people of all ages, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
Elizabeth is a dynamic counsellor who assesses the needs of her clients and works collaboratively with them to develop strategies to target their identified areas for change. Elizabeth’s clients appreciate her warm presence, sense of humour, compassion, thorough knowledge, laid back yet direct approach, professionalism, and commitment to her client’s well-being.
Elizabeth is highly trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and works from a strengths based and solution focussed approach. Elizabeth believes in treating people holistically, paying close attention to mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being. Elizabeth works primarily with youth, adults, couples and families. Elizabeth provides counselling for those dealing with:
- Depression and Mood problems
- Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias
- Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma including Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship Breakup and Divorce Recovery
- High Conflict Divorce
- Parental Alienation
- Affair Recovery (Individuals and Couples)
- Family Conflict and Communication
- Emotional Regulation including Anger Management
- Personal or Work Stress Management
- Abuse Recovery including Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Financial
- Communication Skill Development
- Conflict Management and Resolution
- Assertiveness Training
- Self Esteem
- Women’s Issues
- Relationship Conflict and Skill Building
- Emotional IQ Skill Building
When Elizabeth isn’t working with her valued clients, you will find her travelling, golfing, digging in the dirt, and spending time with friends and family.
Elizabeth looks forward to meeting you to discuss your needs and assist you in achieving the positive change you desire.
“Elizabeth came into our lives 7 years ago when our daughter was killed tragically in a vehicle accident . We relied on Elizabeth weekly in the beginning of our grief journey . Elizabeth’s soft, caring nature provided us with a safe , secure environment where she gave us opportunities and the knowledge to work through our incredible loss. Elizabeth’s kind, gentle and compassionate guidance allowed us to believe there is hope and happiness beyond our grief. There really are no adequate words to express how grateful we are that Elizabeth came into our lives , when life itself had fallen apart . We would highly recommend her to any bereaved parent.”- N&A
“Elizabeth changed my life for the better. Before I went to counselling I felt lost and I didn’t know what to do. But now I feel like I can overcome anything and that I deserve happiness. I am stronger, happier, and more full of life than I have ever been, and I look for the positives in each day. Elizabeth is open, understanding, and completely non judgmental. She makes me feel welcome and I always feel like I can be myself. I am extremely grateful that she is my counsellor.” – A