Aurela (Ela) Vangjeli,

    Aurela is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with an interest and experience in providing trauma therapy to adults 18 years and older. Aurela acknowledges that “trauma is a fact of life but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence” and with appropriate guidance and support, people can heal and transform their lives.

    In the pursuit of understanding and healing trauma, Aurela values approaches that honor and speak to the biological, emotional, cognitive and spiritual well- being of a person. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Aurela believes that in a safe environment, the human body has an innate capacity to release traumatic stress. Aurela supports folks with adverse childhood experiences, experiences of grief/loss, anxiety/ depression, sexual abuse, life transitions, difficulties with feeling and regulating emotions, dissociation, disconnection from the body, and interpersonal conflict. Aurela’s approach is compassionate, and collaborative: acknowledging you as an active agent in your healing journey.
    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Somatic Experiencing PractitionerTM (SEP), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT- Externship and Level 1 IFIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT-Skills Training), Yoga Teacher Training.