Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth Scarlett, MA is a registered psychotherapist in private practice Toronto. In addition to individual client work, she delivers workshops a wide variety of mental health topics and provides clinical supervision to students and new practitioners. Her areas of focus include: complex trauma, substance use, suicide intervention, and burnout prevention. In partnership with Julia Moore, PhD, Elizabeth co-founded the Behavior Elevation Academy devoted to the prevention and management of burnout on both individual and organization levels, with particular focus on how burnout impacts women and helping professionals.

Time Management Tips for Therapists

Time Management Tips for Therapists

‘Tis the season to be . . . flustered? That’s how the tune goes, right? Maybe it’s just me, but … Continued

Using Gratitude to Overcome the Comparative Suffering Trap

Using Gratitude to Overcome the Comparative Suffering Trap

I’m a dual citizen of the US and Canada. This has some pros and cons, but one of the biggest … Continued

Setting Healthy Boundaries as a Helping Professional

Setting Healthy Boundaries as a Helping Professional

There is a clip in an episode of season 3 of the sitcom Seinfeld where Jerry goes to pick up … Continued

Facing the Shadow Side of Empathy

Facing the Shadow Side of Empathy

I get approached by strangers a lot. Whether it’s someone asking for directions, wondering what time it is, or small … Continued

Overcoming Personal Barriers to Self-Care

Overcoming Personal Barriers to Self-Care

As part of my work and personal experience with burnout, I created a tool to help myself and other practitioners … Continued

Creating an Affordable and Sustainable Self-Care Plan

Creating an Affordable and Sustainable Self-Care Plan

Sometimes, I feel like a bit of a hypocrite. As a psychotherapist, I spend a lot of my day encouraging … Continued

Combating Professional Burnout in Practitioners and Caregivers

Combating Professional Burnout in Practitioners and Caregivers

A few years ago, I was in my mid-30s and seemed to really be hitting my stride in a lot … Continued