welcome to practical shift

Supporting Your Journey Toward Sustained Growth

About Practical Shift

Mission, Vision, Values


Making a positive impact by promoting lasting growth to individuals, therapists, and companies through authentic discourse and pragmatic interventions.


To support and maximize impact on the community by providing:

  • Individual and couples direct psychotherapy service using an integrative and strengths based approach;
  • highly supportive clinical supervision to students and new practitioners primarily in a group context;
  • consultation and workshops to organizations.


  • Authenticity/Relatability:  What you see is what your get; matter of fact, straight shooter, a practical no-nonsense style.
  • Connection:  Fostering common ground.
  • Open-mindedness:  Non-judgmental space to cope with whatever comes your way, viewing matters from different perspectives.
  • Promoting growth:  Life-long learning, we’re all teachers and students, building upon existing strengths, challenge.
  • Curiosity:  Curious questions, off-the-wall metaphors, and shift gears as required.
Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO.  Elizabeth has a background in business and human resources.  She has over twenty (20) years of experience in the mental health field, working in community health and running her own private practice.


Are you ready for a positive shift?


Individual and Couples

Clinical Supervision

Individual, Dyadic and Group


Workshop, Training, and Business to Business

how it works

How do you obtain our assistance?

Practical Shift is available for appointments weekdays.
Monday through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Evening and weekend appointments are available on a limited basis.


Get in Touch With Practical Shift

Contact the office by telephone, direct e-mail or fill out the contact form.


Attend a Free Consultation

Schedule a time for a free call to assess if Practical Shift is the right fit for your therapy, supervision or consultation needs.


Arrive for Your Session

Arrive shortly before your session’s scheduled start time.  Please be prompt.

Sunlight through trees.
Practical Shift is always ready

to help you on your path to progress.

phone number

(647) 390-0166




3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 600,
Etobicoke, ON M8X 2X9


Frequently asked questions

All therapists at Practical Shift offer a 15-20 minute free phone or Zoom consultation to assess whether this feels like a good therapeutic or logistical fit.  If we're not the right fit for you, we gladly will point you in the right direction of a therapist in our network that might be a better match.

Yes, we do.  We have an average of 4-8 students per calendar year, and are an approved supervisor for the Yorkville MACP Master's program.  Spots fill up quickly.  To learn more please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@practicalshift.com

Practical Shift offers a wide range of consulting services to corporate, community-based organizations, and social enterprises.  Specializations include:  working with first responders, improving workplace efficiency/teamwork/leadership, down-to-earth mindfulness training, and supporting trauma exposed professionals of all kinds.

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