Elizabeth Mannas, BA, BSW, MSW, RCSW

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Welcome to Mannas Therapy and Consulting
 
If you are feeling distressed, overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious or unable to deal with negative or difficult emotions, Elizabeth Mannas of Mannas Therapy and Consulting can help you.  
 Benefits
 
There are many benefits you will experience from attending therapy:
  • A safe and non-judgmental place to work through difficult feeling and emotions
  • Assistance with becoming unstuck and to move through problems that are holding you back
  • Ability to work through past distressing or traumatic events in order for you to live your life more fully and with vitality. 
  • Processing and healing feelings of grief and loss
  • Improve your self-esteem, learn to set boundaries and limits with people in your life and discover the things that you truly value. 
  • Numerous tools and skills for dealing with stress of work, family and everyday life. 
  • Improve partnerships and deepen connections within your intimate/couples relationship. 

Areas of specialty
 
Elizabeth works with various types of concerns including: 
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship concerns and couples therapy
  • Stress

Elizabeth specializes in treating those who have experienced distressing or traumatic events.
 

Approach
 
Elizabeth works closely with individuals, couples and groups. With a client-centered and strength-based framework, she embraces a holistic approach in her practice and draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities. Elizabeth viewsclients as experts in their lives and works closely with them to achieve their therapy goals and develop treatment plans.
 
Evidence-Based Therapy
 
When going to therapy, it’s very important for clients to know and to be reassured that the type of therapy is effective. Elizabeth has completed training in a variety of therapeutic techniques which are evidence-based and
proven through research to be effective. Having a broad range of therapy training is important because it allows Elizabeth to effectively meet the diverse needs of her clientele. Elizabeth is fully trained and experienced in the following types of therapy:
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Education
 
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, then attended the University of Calgary and completed a Bachelor of Social Work in Generalist Practice. Following this, she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work with Clinical Specialization. Most recently, Elizabeth has completed a Clinical Social Work designation within the Alberta College of Social Workers. This is an advanced clinical designation that requires additional supervision, training, hours and examination. 
 
Experience
 
Elizabeth has more than 12 years of experience working in the fields of Social Work and therapy. Her career has equipped her with a diverse therapy experience working with a variety of populations. Elizabeth has workedextensively in addictions treatment; in a detoxification unit, several inpatient treatment programs, as well as in an outpatient addiction clinic specializing in women’s mental health. Additionally, she has worked in the field of domestic violence, as well as in the forensics system. Elizabeth’s experience working on acute mental health inpatient treatment units has enhanced her extensive knowledge of mental health treatment across the spectrum.
Additionally, her experience in treating Military Veterans, Active Military Forces and RCMP officers who experience operational stress injuries due to their service, has allowed her to view and treat mental health conditions through an attachment framework and trauma-informed lens.

 
Process
 
When we meet, we can review what approach would work well for your concerns and Elizabeth can answer any questions you may have about the process. With an understanding going to therapy for the first time may beintimidating or scary, Elizabeth will work with you to help ease the process and achieve your goals.

 
Elizabeth very much looks forward to meeting with you. Please consult her website www.mannastherapy.com for more details and information.


Elizabeth Mannas Reaches

Calgary AB