Ms. Berlasso has worked in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for over a decade both in private practice and for a variety of community support agencies. Following completion of the Professional Training for Healthcare Professionals in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Omega Institute in 1997 she developed the BodyMind Awareness Program. She has also completed the Teacher Development Intensive Program in MBSR at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Elizabeth is actively presenting workshops on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction locally.
In addition to working at the Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre, Elizabeth sees clients privately for counseling and psychotherapy from an emotion-focused perspective for issues related to lifestyle management, psychological trauma, anxiety and depression, and coping strategies related to managing the stress of illness.
Elizabeth is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, and is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Professional Counsellors. She maintains active training and practice in meditation, yoga, qigong and therapeutic touch.