Psychotherapist & Facilitator
Elias has extensive experience in Canada and Ethiopia in healthcare and community-based settings, providing psychotherapy and clinical supervision. Elias has a BSW from the University of Waterloo and an MSW and Certificate in TF-CBT from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has worked and volunteered in international mission and humanitarian organisations for more than ten years.
Elias helped to establish and provide leadership to virtual intensive treatment programs and counselling services in Canada for individuals who cannot access face-to-face services. Elias teaches in counselling programs in Ethiopia and provides culturally relevant therapy using various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy for individuals, couples, and groups. He has experience working with and facilitating workshops on stress management, post-crisis debriefing, trauma, psychological first aid, resilience-building, and transition.
He is based in Ethiopia.