Elsia La Caria, MSW RSW

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  • Registered Social Worker
  • 1160 Clarence Street, Unit 8, Woodbridge , Ontario, L4H 2V3
  • Phone: 647-376-6943
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  • elsialacaria.com/
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam



I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and I am a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). My professional training includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including prenatal and postpartum mood concerns, life transitions, trauma, depression, grief, loss, anxiety, fertility, miscarriage and self-harm. 
 
Services Offered:
 
Individual Therapy for Adults
Individual Therapy for Adolescents
Prenatal and Postpartum Therapy (in-home and in-office)
Video Therapy
 
I have been supporting children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings since 2001. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and as a School Social Worker at Toronto District School Board, I have supported students with various issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety, and trauma.  I am influenced by attachment informed therapies and mindfulness-based psychotherapy and I am a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher.
 
Areas of Expertise:

Anxiety
Depression
Trauma
Self-esteem
Self-harm
Body Image
Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders
Coping With Stress
Peer Relationships
Grief and Loss
 
I work collaboratively with my clients to determine the goals of therapy and I tailor my approach to meet the needs of my clients. Using an integrative approach, I draw upon various evidence-based modalities to support my clients, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy and mindfulness practices. 
 
I believe that therapy can help us work through obstacles that prevent us from living fully, especially when it is grounded in an empathic and non-judgmental relationship. My client-centered and strengths-based approach helps clients feel validated and understood. I support clients with developing insight, improving self-esteem and building resiliency so that they may feel more engaged in their lives. I am passionate about helping my clients feel better and I feel honoured to witness the shifts that occur in their lives.
 
I am committed to staying current on research and evidence-based treatment modalities and I have completed additional psychotherapy training over the course of my professional career including, narrative therapy and attachment and trauma-informed therapies.
 

I offer free 20-minute telephone or in-person consultations during which we can discuss your needs and explore how my approach can be helpful to you. I have availability on weekdays, weeknights and weekends and I also offer video therapy. In-home therapy is available for postpartum clients. I look forward to hearing from you.


Elsia La Caria Reaches

Woodbridge ON