Elizabeth de Balasi, MC, RCC

Listening to people with curiosity and attentiveness has always been central to my way of being.

Becoming a parent strengthened and deepened this inclination: my children taught me the value of being present, still, and waiting to see what would be offered to the space I held open. Counsellor training expanded my knowledge of societal systems, and taught me the art of asking good questions. With continued self-reflection and in a spirit of collaboration, I walk alongside people facing diverse and interlocking challenges.

I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space in which clients can reflect upon their own strengths, challenges, barriers and ways of healing. My role is then to help them bring forward and cultivate their own internal wisdom. I bring to this a knowledge of human experience, systems of oppression (both external and internalized), and justice oriented healing strategies. At a more personal level, I would like the experience of "love" to be or become present in all of our lives.

My areas of focus are:

  • Navigating life transitions, including end of life
  • Ageing and eldership
  • Fear, depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and intimate partner violence
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting
  • Poverty
  • Exploration of gender identities
  • Traditional and non-traditional intimate and familial relationships, including non-monogamous, polyamorous, and queer/LGBTQ
  • I am trained in collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based approaches including solution-focused, narrative, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and response-based modalities.

    I offer counselling in English and French. The full fee for individuals is $110 per 50-minute session and $120 for couples or families. I offer sliding scale fees starting at $30 for persons facing financial barriers. As I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, most extended health plans provide full or partial coverage.

    If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact me at 604-780-5273 or edebalasicounselling@gmail.com

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