Elizabeth Igoe (RP Qualifying)
Elizabeth Igoe is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with Integra Health Centre. Elizabeth completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Brock University, where she explored the concept of forgiveness in her undergraduate thesis. She continued her studies at Mohawk College, focusing on Concurrent Disorders. After working for many years in case management with one of Canada’s largest EAPs, Elizabeth returned to school and completed her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
When working with Elizabeth, you will know immediately that your goals and well-being are her top priority. Therapy is time just for you – your thoughts, concerns, and needs.
Too often, we put others’ needs ahead of our own. Sometimes, this is due to necessity – such as being a parent and prioritizing your children’s needs or balancing a demanding career. Sometimes, it comes from a fear of letting others down, that you must achieve or produce to be valuable or worry that others will see you as unable to handle life’s challenges. Regardless of the circumstance, Elizabeth can help to identify solutions, set boundaries, and manage the stress, anxiety, and depression associated with feelings of loss of control, uncertainty about the future, or just feeling stuck.
Elizabeth understands the value of each individual’s unique story and strives to provide a flexible approach that best suits each client’s objectives for therapy. Together, you will work collaboratively to identify clear, attainable therapeutic goals. She provides her clients a warm, safe, nonjudgmental space to explore their concerns and utilizes a strengths-based approach to build on the positives already present in each client she meets.
Elizabeth utilizes a variety of approaches depending on the presenting issue, client preference, and other factors. Cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and solution-focused interventions are used to identify maladaptive patterns in thinking and behaviours that may be keeping you stuck. Coping skills and ways to challenge your thinking are essential tools that can be used in the present moment but also in the future, should other challenges arise.
Seeing her clients navigate and overcome obstacles, create balance, and take control of their lives inspires Elizabeth and she is honoured to be a part of helping people achieve lasting, positive change.
Honors in Concurrent Disorders
Honors in Psychology, First Class Standing
St. Catharines, ON
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention – Crisis Prevention Institute
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – LivingWorks
- Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression)
- Infertility, Pregnancy & Parenting
- Workplace Issues
- Boundary Setting
- Goal Setting
- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registered Psychotherapist – Qualifying)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association