Elizabeth A. Berlasso

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Peony Thunder Psychotherapy and Counseling Services

Training:  MEd in counseling; plus psychotherapy training in 4-year psychosynthesis, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, and SE. Psychotherapist with 22+ years experience in the Nova Scotia Health Authority working with patients who present with syndromal patterns exclusively.   Clientele is predominantly adult women/men presenting with complex chronic health conditions and mental health comorbidities (anxiety, depression, trauma  and history of childhood abuse).

In addition to working within the NS provincial healthcare system, I have a private practice where the focus for wellbeing relates to:  anxiety and depression among children/teens/young adults and adults;  marital concerns, separation/divorce, communication in families; loss and grief; gender identity and sexual orientation; end of life care and support; managing chronic health conditions and disability; early and acute trauma resolution.

Cofacilitator of mindfulness-based groups for patients with chronic illness conditions;

Cofacilitator of Open Mindfulness Groups within the NS Health Authority /Community Health Teams for continuing mindfulness practice support for patients and public;

Faculty with Atlantic Contemplative Centre supporting mindfulness training in the larger community among professionals.

Trained as a certified yoga teacher; and meditation instructor


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Refugees
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Psychotherapist, Clinical Counsellor Therapist

Professional Certifications

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Centre for Mindfulness, UMASS); SEP (anticipated June 2018); NS Registered Counsellor Therapist; Certified Canadian Counsellor; Yoga Teacher Certification (200 hrs)