Erica Preville, MSc


Erica Preville, MSc


Hi! I’m Erica, and I’m so happy you’re here.

Everyone has a story. Mine just so happened to direct me into a career supporting people who were struggling to write theirs.

I started Enso Counselling in May 2022 after working in the public mental health sector for over six years. While I look back on my time in community services with sentiment, I wanted to offer something different to the clients I was working with. The short-term, skills based approach that often defines public services didn’t align with what I thought was best for the humans I was working with. I wanted to provide holistic, individualized care without timelines; therapy that really got to the root of what people were going through.

My Approach to Therapy

My task as your therapist is to offer you a safe space to work through the tough stuff, because let’s face it: healing and growth is tough. Being real with ourselves and someone else is tough. Getting deep and healing past hurts is tough. And having a safe space where you are truly seen can make the tough a little bit smaller.

I take a light-hearted and down to earth approach to my work so that you can feel comfortable expressing your feelings and being yourself.

My existing clients would likely say that working with me is equal parts fun and challenging. We laugh a lot, and sometimes we high five. We also sit in and process feelings of sadness, shame and fear, which are very uncomfortable and also very much a part of our experience as human beings. The experience of being challenged to view things from different perspectives, get in touch with hurting parts of you and demonstrate self-compassion can also be uncomfortable. With this said, nothing changes if nothing changes. So, I hold the responsibility of gently challenging you as an important task in my role as your therapist.

My approach goes beyond popular forms of therapy which involve thinking ourselves out of our feelings and instead, focuses on getting to the root of the struggles you’re noticing. In my experience, I’ve seen that lasting change is often achieved when we explore and process the underlying causes that may be impacting your current symptoms. Why? Because no matter how similar your struggles might be to someone else’s, the factors that got you there are incredibly unique. I think that therapy should be individualized on the basis of this, instead of offering a one-size fits all approach.

Many of the people I work with have shared that they grappled with the idea of going to therapy for months or years. I honour the time it takes to develop a trusting relationship with a therapist and for this reason, our work together will always go at your pace.

Everyone deserves the appropriate time and attention to feel heard and understood and I hope to offer you a meaningful experience in our work together.

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self Worth / Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism and High Achievers
  • People Pleasing and Relationship Challenges
  • Master of Science, Psychotherapy; McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology: Honours Thesis Stream; University of Guelph
    Thesis: Assessing the Relationship Between Adult Attachment and Anxiety Symptoms
  • Social Service Worker Diploma; Sheridan College
  • Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies
    Trauma Research Foundation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR): Level 1 & 2
    Envision Services
  • Becoming an Attachment Focused Therapist
    Sickkids Learning Institute
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Comprehensive Training
    Elisha Van Harte
  • Principles of Trauma-Informed Practice
    Sarah Schlote
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) – Level 1
    Woodview: Mental Health and Autism Services
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    Woodview: Mental Health and Autism Services
  • Developmental Assets
    Woodview: Mental Health and Autism Services
  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Registered Social Service Worker
Erica Preville - Enso Counselling