I'm Elda Almario
Registered Psychotherapist whose practice is driven by mindful curiosity, empathy and her genuine belief in the clients' wisdom and resilience.
👩🏻 Woman, 30 - 50
😀 Pronouns: She/her
🗣️ Languages: English, Tagalog, Filipino
📍 Location: Scarborough, Ontario
💵 Hourly Rate: $140, Offer Sliding Scale
In my work, I foster a safe space where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences without judgment. This allows you to undergo a journey of self-exploration and self-awareness that leads to healing. For some, it can be difficult to articulate emotions and experiences so I use expressive arts and play to meet my clients where they're at.
I am familiar with the Filipino culture and the challenges of being an immigrant as I relate to the common feelings of isolation and loneliness caused by relocation. As an immigrant, cultural sensitivity is a foundational piece of my worldview. My approach is open and non-judgmental. I consider the process of holding refuge for you a true privilege.
University of Santo Tomas , 2008
Dialectical Behavioural (DBT)
Emotion regulation & Anger management
Experience with 1st generation immigrants
Experience with 2nd generation immigrants
Separation & Divorce
Loss & Grief
Historic and intergenerational trauma
Adolescents (age 14-18)