About Eliza

Eliza Fernandes, therapist & councellor, Toronto

AS A THERAPIST with more than 17 years I hold a broad range of experience from working in both children’s and adult mental health organizations. In the not for profit sector, hospital setting,  and as a social work adjunct professor.

I have also had the pleasure of speaking at an international conference on woman abuse and within Canada on children impacted by violence and post-partum mood disorders.

I am a founding partner of the Psychosomatic Trauma Initiative (PSTI).

I hold the following credentials:

  • Registered Social Worker
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDR Child Specialist
  • Member of EMDR International Association
  • Approved EMDR Consultant
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 trained
  • Member of The International Centre For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

I have extensive experience in the following:

Individual & Couples Counselling
Loss and Bereavement
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
Narrative Therapy
FSAP (Feeling-State Addiction Protocol)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy

I will be honoured to accompany you through EMDR, Individual, Children, Youth and Families Counselling, Therapy Services as a bilingual and bicultural therapist with a client-centric approach. I will help you safely navigate your journey to feel healthier, happier and healed.

Welcome to my practice.

Eliza Fernandes


EMDR International Association
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The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
PSTI - Psychosomatic Trauma Initiative
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