Bio - Elizabeth Toth
I am currently a practicum intern working on my registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My internship at Private Matters Psychotherapy will run from September 2022 to May 2023.
My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trent University and I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
I have experience volunteering in the not-for-profit sector which has provided me with an opportunity to appreciate challenges that individuals from different walks of life face. My volunteer experience includes working with an organization supporting male-identifying survivors of domestic violence and children to raise awareness and support.
I have also spent time as a phone responder for a distress and crisis centre, where I helped individuals cope with suicidal ideation, anxiety, loneliness, and a range of other struggles. My work experience has taught me to listen without judgment, and to remain empathetic to unspoken challenges that individuals may be facing.
I am consistently in awe at the courage and resilience people carry. I am honoured to walk beside them as they improve their lives in a way that makes sense to them.
When I am not working or spending time with friends, family, or my partner, you can find me at home with my Yorkie dog, Ollie, catching up on our favourite podcasts.
I love going on road trips, trail walks, chasing sunsets, and spending time outdoors. I spent my teenage years in cottage country, and love going back to visit to spend as much time by the water as possible. I am a foodie, and love trying new restaurants (recommendations are welcome!).
Some of the ways I care for myself include journaling, practicing yoga, and giving myself permission to rest when needed. Practicing mindfulness helps me make sense of my thoughts and emotions and make them feel more manageable.