Elisha Schafer

Registered Psychotherapist


Contact Info

Lotus Counselling Services
299 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6

In-person in Waterdown area – Virtually across Ontario

Phone: 289-895-8906
Email: Info@lotuscounsellingservices.ca
Website: Lotuscounsellingservices.ca

Hello my name is Elisha Schafer and I am a registered psychotherapist with a decade of clinical experience of working with individuals experiencing mental health concerns, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am also the founder of Lotus Counselling Services, a thriving psychotherapy clinic located in Waterdown, Ontario, dedicated to helping clients cultivate resilience and healing.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am also an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at McMaster University where I supervise clinical trainees by sharing my experience to foster a supportive learning environment.

I take a compassionate and empathetic approach, to help individuals find relief and regain control over their lives. By utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, tailoring treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each client.

Whether you are a first responder, military personnel, or have experienced traumatic stress in another context, both myself and the team at Lotus Counselling Services are here to support you on your journey to healing and recovery.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.