Elzbieta Letourneau, RP
M.A. Counselling & Spirituality, CCC
Elzbieta (Ela) is a Registered Psychotherapist who supports individuals and couples by creating emotionally safe and trustworthy relationships which allows personal exploration and insight. She works with her clients to manage their distress and symptoms to improve daily functioning, making efforts to help them understand the roots of the issues and reach their goals while empowering them.
She has experience in working with clients facing diverse issues, such as: the sense of loss (various types), forgiveness (self and others), grief, shame, and adjustment to living with life-changing events. She reflects with her clients on the meaning of life and helps them to resolve past or present relational conflicts or struggles. Moreover, she has a special interest in providing treatment to those who struggle with substance use disorders.
Elzbieta worked as an addiction counsellor at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre within the Meadow Creek and Outpatient programs. One of the goals clients struggling with addiction disorders strive towards include regaining a sense of direction and control in life.
Elzbieta uses an integrative approach, drawing from various theories, including: Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, positive psychology, gestalt and relational therapy. In treatment, she may use focusing, mindfulness, imagery and she helps clients understand the neurological basis for certain behaviours and patterns. Trained to include spirituality in therapy, Elzbieta continues her own spiritual journey.
Elzbieta holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling and Spirituality (MA) from the Saint Paul University, and has a previous Master’s Degree in Psychology from Poland (Wroclaw).
Elzbieta is not only trained in various theories and techniques, but also possesses the experience and skills sensitive to cultural diversity.
Elzbieta belongs to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and holds Canadian Counselor Certification (CCC). She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Elzbieta Letourneau is owner of Elzbieta Letourneau Psychotherapy.