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Warren Elardo M.S.W., R.S.W. (He/Him)
Experienced Professional Therapist
I am here to walk your path with you. My practice specializes in working with youth, couples, and families. I support clientele who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, divorce/separation, trauma, and/or conflict. I work with individuals who are experiencing mental health struggles that often intersect with their immigration status, cultural heritage, and gender identity. I work from an anti-oppressive lens that incorporates your socioeconomic location. I can provide single sessions, brief therapy (2-6 sessions), and long-term psychotherapy. I offer my services through my office, at your home, through Zoom (video therapy), or any location convenient for you.
I’ve helped youth, individuals, and couples, break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I recognize that each person is different with different ways of connecting. I will ensure that you feel safe, and comfortable and that we go at your pace so that you can begin to trust in the process.
I use a wide range of scientific knowledge ranging from neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy, just to name a few.
I received my Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto with a special focus on clinical counseling for individuals and their families. If you would like to learn more about me you can find me at Psychology Today.
STARTING THERAPY CAN BE COMFORTABLE
Therapy has been proven to improve motivation, increase happiness, and help you better understand yourself.
Together, we can develop tools for you to manage your stress, reduce your anxiety, and manage your relationship with others. Exploring your thoughts and feelings together can create positive outcomes
Support That Makes a Difference
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, intense emotions, or trauma, we can work together to move forward with defeating it. With individual therapy, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
Group Therapy and Workshops
When I have several clients experiencing similar issues, I will often invite them to consider attending group therapy or a workshop. Group therapy provides clients with the opportunity to meet others and learn from each other. Although people are hesitant at first, many find that group effects have a powerful impact on their own ability to challenge their struggles.
I am also available for insurance companies and agencies to provide a workshop on a variety of topics (workplace violence and harassment, self-care, sleep hygiene, managing anxiety, and stress).
Do you feel like your entire family is in chaos? Has there been a significant event that is currently impact your relationship with your loved ones? My specialization in working with entire families will help you get going in the right direction. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools and techniques.
Are you in a distressed relationship? Are you and your partner experiencing conflicts and arguments constantly? Through Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), I can help you and your partner create a preferred way of living. In 8-20 sessions, we will work together to achieve your relationship goals.
INTERNSHIP AND SUPERVISION
Are you a student in College or University looking for a student placement. My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and educational goals. Contact me today so I can coordinate with your faculty about possible placement.
CAREER COACHING SESSION
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. If you need some guidance on how to write your resume, cover letters, and how to land more interviews I can support you with these goals. Together we can role-play mock interviews or edit your CV so that you are ready and confident at your next opportunity.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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HOW CAN I BOOK MY FIRST SESSION? HOW OFTEN WOULD WE MEET?
You are welcome to email or call for any questions you may have. I can provide you with a FREE 15 minute consult about your needs. After that, we can work out a schedule that works for you. Many of my previous clients find that weekly and bi-weekly is the most convenient and effective.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES AND IS IT COVERED BY OHIP?
Unfortunately, the provincial government does not provide OHIP coverage for therapy. Many employers provide their employees with insurance coverage for counseling services. Ask your employer about your coverage. I am able to provide you with a receipt for insurance purposes. My rate is $140 per hour, and $220 for couples counselling.
IS EVERYTHING CONFIDENTIAL?
A trusting relationship with your therapist can only be developed if there is confidentiality. We will discuss this in detail at our first meeting.
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11 Bay Bridge Rd. Office 210, Belleville, ON
151 Harbord St., Toronto, ON, Canada