Gabriela Elias, BA in psychology, BSW, MSW, RSW

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I have been in clinical practice for the past 16 years and have worked in variety of settings. I specialize in trauma treatment using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with all populations, from children, teens, and adults of all ages. I have worked with traumas related to physical, sexual and emotional abuse, domestic violence, and bullying. Other types of traumas I have experience in are related to medical traumas, car accidents, traumas related to war, natural disasters, and crimes. I am also trained in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Furthermore, I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy with individuals and couples.

Education & Experience

I have completed my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Work at the University of Waterloo and my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am a Registered Social Worker in a good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • Czech
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Spanish


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale

Most insurance companies cover Social Workers.