Lia Colosimo

Lia Colosimo,
Registered Social Worker
  • Individuals (20+)
  • Couples
  • Families

Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! Reaching out for support is such a wonderful step in ensuring your wellness. Navigating our emotional health can be hard. Thank you for trusting me with yours.

During our work together, we will explore how we are shaped by our early experiences and how our emotions guide us to better understand ourselves. We won’t be learning quick strategies to coping, conflict resolution or emotion management, but instead we will slow down and work to uncover the underlying patterns that drive our perceptions of the world, our relationships with others, and our relationship with ourselves. I believe that our emotions, moods, and bodies hold valuable information about who we are and I hope to create a space where you can dig a little deeper to gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.

I have specialized skills supporting those living with PTSD as well as survivors of acute and complex trauma (C-PTSD). I utilize somatic (body) therapy methods (such as EMDR) in addition to talk therapy to teach the body how to regulate itself from trauma and experience more authentic connection.

I believe that my most important therapy tool is the relationship between myself and my clients. It is through the safety of this relationship that all else can be explored.

In-person sessions are recommended for the deeper processing that takes place during our sessions, however video appointments are available for those who require this. I do not offer phone appointments at this time.

A little more about me below…

Lia earned her Honours Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from York University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. Lia has specialized training in neuropsychology and polyvagal treatment methods, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and PTSD and complex trauma treatment and recovery
methods.

Lia has worked with individuals and families for 16 years in multiple settings including accredited mental health clinics, trauma-recovery centres, children’s mental health and development clinics, and outpatient crisis and addiction centres. Lia has also supported men in relation to family transitions, fathering, domestic violence and legal system involvement. Lia is the proud recipient of the United Way award for Community Leadership (2015) and the Facilitator of the Year award (2016) for her therapeutic work with groups.

Lia utilizes therapeutic modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Systems Theory, Attachment-based therapies, neuropsychology and trauma-informed somatic therapies. She works from an anti-oppression, anti-racist, LGBTQ+-affirming, body-positive perspective.

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