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Social Worker (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Elyssa is an MSW, RSW and has been practicing social work in the field of mental health for over ten years. Elyssa’s experience spans across working with children and families. Elyssa earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Yeshiva University in New York City, and prior to that completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts at York University in Toronto.
Since becoming a social worker, Elyssa has worked at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. At SickKids, she has worked to greater individual and family access to mental health resources in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked in various programs including, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychiatry, and gastroenterology. Elyssa values ongoing professional development and has gained extensive experience in treating adolescents struggling to combat their eating disorders. Several years ago she became a certified Family Based Treatment (FBT) therapist trained to treat adolescents diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Elyssa’s therapeutic focus values evidence based practice to assess and understand the unique needs of each individual and family, with the goal of ultimately providing quality treatment to those in need.
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