Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW

Preferred Name: Lysa

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

Lysa Toye is a Master’s-trained Social Worker and Expressive Arts Therapist with a collaborative certificate in Palliative and Supportive Care. After working in paediatric and adult health, mental health, and palliative care settings for over a decade, specializing in grief and trauma work, Lysa moved full time into private practice in 2018. Her current work has expanded from grief and trauma to include individuals living with the effects of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Lysa has taught extensively and authored several book chapters. She is passionate about supporting people of all ages living through adversity, loss and trauma to give voice to their experiences and to discover their own wisdom and resilience.

Education & Experience

Graduate Diploma Expressive Arts Therapy Master's of Social Work

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+