Sandra Elsley

Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist

Counselling Services in Niagara Falls

There are times when the solution to life’s challenges is hard to find. In times such as those, the guidance and experience of a professional counselor can make all the difference. Once you take that first step, they can guide you towards happiness and wholeness. All you have to do is contact Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling when you are in need.

Sandra Elsley (B.A., M.A., M.Ed) is a celebrated clinical practitioner with decades of professional experience to her name.

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Counselling Sessions Tailored to You

Here, you’ll find counselling sessions tailored to you, with the pace and content of each session reflecting your personal comfort, goals, and abilities. Trust Sandra when she says it’s okay not to have all the answers. She’ll work with you to develop a personalized approach to your therapy sessions that allows you to move at your own pace and address different aspects of your healing in an order that makes the most sense to your unique situation.

Some of Sandra’s most-requested therapy services include counseling for:

  • Grief
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relationships and marriage
  • Neurodivergence
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Bullying
  • Social anxiety
  • …and much more!

Do you require compassionate and professional assistance to navigate certain aspects of your life not outlined in the above list? Connect with Sandra to learn more about the scope of her services and how she’ll work alongside you to develop a positive plan of action that equips you with the tools and experience to tackle life’s biggest challenges.

Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling: Personal Growth Through Depth Counseling

Counseling services provide a confidential and supportive space for individuals to explore and address emotional and mental health challenges. Professional counselors like us offer guidance that helps clients like you navigate life’s many challenges. Through deep and meaningful counseling work, you can learn ways to:

  • Cope with stress
  • Manage relationships
  • Develop strategies for personal growth
  • Cope with grief
  • Heal from trauma
  • ...and more

Our counseling sessions are a collaborative process aimed at fostering well-being, resilience, and positive change. By embracing in-depth counseling and other counseling services, you stand to enrich your daily life. At our offices, we recognize the profound impact that counseling can have on your well-being, and that’s why we strive to foster an environment where you can explore and address core issues limiting your progress through life.

Depth Counseling Services: Growing Through Knowing

Depth counseling is about examining recurrent patterns and core issues that may contribute to emotional challenges. We offer a safe space and guidance that encourages open expression, helping you share your thoughts, feelings, and emotions during counseling sessions and better understand yourself.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, few people get the chance to deeply and consciously examine themselves, their motivations, and their actions. This can lead to hasty decision-making and confused objectives. Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling’s counseling sessions offer the opportunity to move beyond this and seek more profound clarity.

Empowering Decision-Making

Counseling aids you in decision-making, offering insights into repeated patterns and obstacles that may be hindering you from living a fulfilled life. Through introspective exploration, you can address challenges, develop inner qualities, and break free from limitations.

Offering Systemic Therapy: Charting Patterns for Transformation

Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling helps you investigate the long-held thought patterns that get in the way of a positive life. Her direct yet empathetic approach sees you navigating core issues, fostering conscious living, and making confident choices. Change is more than a pipe dream—it’s an achievable outcome.

Expect a comprehensive process throughout your counseling that helps you discover all the things that make you who you are. Discover your strengths, unearth skills essential for overcoming past struggles, and more.

During your counseling sessions, you can expect Sandra Elsley to provide you with practical tools for transcending obstacles. You’ll learn about stress management, how to rebuild trust, and how to cultivate mindfulness.

Fresh Approaches to Counseling

Practicing since 1975, Sandra Elsley’s longstanding goal has been to help individuals make empowered and proactive changes in their life or outlook. By taking this resolution-focused approach to couples therapy, individuals may move forward together with a newfound understanding of themselves and one another.

The epiphanies they come to have during therapy might lead two individuals in a relationship down separate paths in the future. In cases such as those the hope is that they part ways with a newfound sense of respect and care for one another.

Are you and your spouse having difficulties restoring order to your relationship after an affair? Have you and your spouse been struggling to adapt to one another’s children from past families? No matter the scenario, Sandra is confident she can help you.

Offering Therapy for Individuals

Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, or general feelings of malaise, Sandra believes that you stand to benefit from her individualized or group counseling services. Over the years, she has helped countless individuals break down the mental barriers that stand between themselves and fruitful relationships and self-love.

Sandra is here to help you learn how to use certain tools that will help you improve your daily life. Genuine progress is always incremental, but working with Sandra means gaining strategies you can use to empower yourself daily.

Sandra’s therapy service is built around the individual that is being treated. Every individual is unique and has different ways of adapting to change. Sandra’s approach is careful to accommodate those individual needs, and as your progress with her continues and you get to know each other more, you’ll wind up with more personalized service.

If you’re curious about how working with Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling might help you on your journey to better mental health and, therefore, a better life, please dial that phone today. Sandra Elsley is an experienced therapist, and she wants to hear about your needs.

If you are curious to learn more about Sandra’s approach, call today, and she’ll try to set up a meeting consultation with you at your earliest convenience. Either she or a representative will answer your call and let you know everything you need to know to get started on a therapeutic journey that is totally personalized to your individual needs.

Priced with Everyday Clients in Mind

Sandra Elsley’s outside-of-the-box approach and compassionate demeanor may put her in a prestigious league of her own, but she still prefers to price her services according to the base standards and conventions of the field. Look to her when you want the sympathetic and analytic ear of a professional.

Good therapy definitely comes at its price, and that’s because of its proven effectiveness, but that doesn’t mean that Sandra won’t do her best to accommodate your needs. You shouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get proper treatment for your mental health. Get in touch with Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling today and mention the issues you’re having with our team. We’ll come to a serviceable agreement in terms of the treatment you need.

Enjoy Flexible Scheduling for Therapy Sessions

Our counseling and therapy sessions are designed to alleviate stress in your life rather than contribute to it. We prioritize your well-being from start to finish—and that’s why we make the scheduling process as simple and as flexible as can be.

We recognize the demands of your daily life and know that you have many responsibilities and a busy schedule. Our flexible scheduling for sessions ensures the search for support is as stress-free as possible. Are morning sessions preferred, or would you like to inquire about afternoon or evening sessions? The choice is always yours. Our commitment to flexibility underscores our dedication to providing supportive, convenient, and effective counseling services tailored to your unique needs.

Remote Counseling Services Available

Virtual therapy is becoming more and more popular with each day. Clients and couples who used to visit the offices of Sandra Elsley sometimes prefer to meet remotely. At present, her facilities also boast a roster of clients who have not had a single in-person visit. These clients reside in the general area, as well as the rest of Canada and the United States.

Clients love having the option to conduct their counseling sessions remotely. In times when there are restrictions on in-person services, bad weather, or busy workweeks, the option of instant, real-time access to a compassionate professional makes all the difference.

Sandra believes that remote couples counseling is the way forward. She will continue to offer it as the years go by, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their mobility or physical location, can reap the benefits of Elsley’s services.

Would you like to learn more about the counseling services offered? Continue reading at your leisure. Alternatively, contact the offices at your convenience. Sandra is always available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

What Working with Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling Can Give You

There are many reasons one might go to therapy. Therapists like Sandra are experts in behaviour and can offer a space perhaps unlike any other you will find in your day-to-day life.

When considering therapy, many people who haven’t done it before haven’t considered that very fact. That therapy offers a unique space for concerns to be expressed. You can tell us what’s on your mind in a totally unfiltered way. This can be difficult for clients just starting out in therapy, but once you have practiced for a while, you’ll be on your way to making the breakthroughs you need.

When Sandra provides you with the platform to truly speak your mind is the exact moment when the benefits of speaking with a uniquely specialized professional like her come in handy.

Speaking your mind will enable Sandra to help you recognize blind spots, thinking habits, or mental blocks that you may never have noticed on your own. This is but one of many advantages you’ll receive when working with a seasoned professional like Sandra.

Whether the help you need is for yourself individually or you’re looking for couples counseling, Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling can help you. Get in touch today to learn more about our services and how they might be able to help you out.

Areas Of Specialty

Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling has been in practice for many years, and in that time, has helped many patients, all with a unique set of problems that they needed help working through. Throughout that time, Sandra has become a specialist in treating a wide number of areas, including:

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Communication is a huge part of our lives. Suppose you can’t communicate properly for whatever reason, whether because of anger issues or any of the other problems we’ll discuss. In that case, poor communication and conflict resolution skills can result in having a very difficult life.

When communication breaks down, so do relationships. Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling is here to help you learn a better way to communicate long-term. We will teach you strategies that help to express your emotions, listen to others, and resolve conflicts without aggression or hostility.


Low self-esteem can take shape in many ways. No matter how low self-esteem or self-esteem issues of any variety affect your life, it can be paralyzing. This can result from many different things. Sandra Elsley can help you work through those issues.

If you are constantly paralyzed, or your life is negatively affected by low self-esteem, please get in touch with Sandra to schedule an appointment today. Together, we can overcome the barriers put in place by low self-esteem. Little by little, you will achieve a new sense of confidence that positively impacts every aspect of your life.


Addictions can destroy lives very quickly if not dealt with. Sandra is an addiction expert who has helped many through the difficult journey of getting clean again. These days, addictions can spring up anywhere. Whether you’ve been slowly becoming addicted to substances after years of use, or you’ve developed your habit of painkillers, etc., we are here to help.

From helping those addicted to drugs and alcohol to other forms of addiction, Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling is here to help you through it. Call today to learn more.

Work with an Experienced Substance Abuse Counsellor

Sandra’s expertise lies in providing compassionate, effective guidance when you’re grappling with addiction. She understands that addiction is a complex issue, often rooted in underlying emotional or psychological pain. Her approach is thorough and personalized, addressing the physical aspects of addiction and the emotional and mental health challenges that accompany it.

Her focus is on building resilience, fostering a deeper understanding of the triggers of addiction, and developing healthy coping strategies. With her support, you can successfully navigate the journey to recovery and move toward a more fulfilling, substance-free life.


When someone close to you dies, grief is a natural emotion everyone experiences. However, things can occur through the grieving process that causes some to get stuck inside of grief, seemingly without any way out.

Sandra can help you get through the mental strictures that are causing you to be unable to put an end to your grieving process.

Emotional and Sexual Distance

As much as it might seem obvious, sex is a crucial ingredient to the success of most relationships. If you have had difficulty with intimacy with your partner lately, it should be bumped up your priorities list to fix the issue.

Sandra has many strategies she can use to help you and your partner get to the bottom of your intimacy issues and fix them for good. You will learn things you’ve never known before about each other personally and each other’s intimate desires. This can be a very fruitful process for many.


If you have intense anxiety daily and you feel totally isolated and misunderstood by the people closest to you, please get in touch with us.

Anxiety is an issue that is very common in today’s world for several reasons. Sandra has helped many people that suffer from anxiety, and she can help you too. After speaking with you and providing you with the platform, you need to speak about how you feel. This can help make significant progress in your development by overcoming anxiety.

Autism Therapy

Seeking therapy to assist with understanding and navigating autism can be immensely beneficial for individuals and their families. Sandra’s neurodivergence therapy services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of men, women, and teens on the autism spectrum. Engaging in therapy sessions with Sandra helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of autism and learn to embrace their neurodiversity while developing strategies to navigate the challenges it may present in daily life.

For families, Sandra’s therapy sessions provide valuable insights into the experiences of their loved ones and help foster a more supportive and empathetic home environment. Her approach is centered on respect for neurodiversity, promoting self-acceptance, and helping clients recognize and build on their strengths.

Sandra Elsley offers a safe, understanding space where adults and teens can explore their identities, develop social and communication skills, and address any mental health challenges, like anxiety or depression, that often accompany autism. She’s well-versed in the latest autism research and has adopted a compassionate, person-centered approach, making her a fitting choice for those seeking support and guidance on their journey with autism.

Neurodivergence Therapy for Teens

Sandra understands that for teens with neurodivergence, finding understanding and compassion in a safe and welcoming space is an essential foundation required for moving forward with therapeutic strategies. In her neurodivergence therapy sessions for teens, Sandra creates a space where young individuals feel heard and validated in their experiences.

Recognizing that adolescence is a time of significant change and self-discovery, she tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each teen, acknowledging the diverse ways that neurodivergence can manifest and create challenges. The therapy is designed to empower teens, helping them to build on their strengths, develop coping strategies for challenges, and build upon a positive sense of self.

Sandra employs a variety of techniques, including cognitive-behavioural therapy and social skills training, to address common issues like anxiety, difficulty with social interactions, and managing emotions.

Emotional Regulation

Sandra incorporates breathwork and strategies like the Wim Hof Method in her therapeutic approach to help individuals regulate emotions effectively. Breathwork involves guidance through controlled breathing exercises, which can have a profound impact on calming the mind and reducing stress. These breathing techniques are particularly beneficial in managing emotional responses. They’re a practical tool that you can use to regain control during moments of heightened anxiety or emotional overwhelm.

By focusing on deep, rhythmic breathing, you can activate your body’s natural relaxation response, leading to a decrease in heart rate and a sense of calm. Sandra also integrates other elements like the Wim Hof Method, which includes mindfulness and cold exposure, to strengthen mental resilience and emotional regulation. These practices empower you to manage your emotional state more effectively and improve overall well-being by enhancing mental clarity, focus, and energy levels.

With Sandra’s guidance, you’ll learn to harness the power of your breath and other body-mind strategies to navigate emotional challenges with greater ease and confidence.


Trauma and its consequences can be severe. Significant enough trauma can lead people to all kinds of other mental problems. If you feel that you can’t get over a significant trauma from your past, we encourage you to speak with Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling right away.

Don’t waste any more time suffering than you must. Your life is too precious to be destroyed by trauma. Contact us today for the help you need.

Treating Complex Trauma

Sandra’s approach to treating complex trauma is centered around sensitivity and individualized care, ensuring that the pace of therapy aligns with your comfort level. Understanding that complex trauma can have profound and varied impacts on your mental and emotional state, she creates a space where you can explore your experiences without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.

Building trust and a solid therapeutic relationship is the foundation of effective treatment. Sandra Elsley carefully listens to you to better understand your needs and boundaries, adjusting her methods and the progression of therapy accordingly. Her methods often involve gradually unpacking traumatic experiences, using techniques like trauma-informed cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and grounding exercises.

Sandra is keenly aware that healing from complex trauma isn’t linear and requires a patient, compassionate approach. By allowing you to set the pace for each session, she ensures that your therapeutic journey is effective and respectful of your individual healing process.

Premarital Counseling for Couples

Are you and your romantic partner intending to get married in the coming months? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the life changes that await you? Those feelings are natural. Living with someone, dividing the household income, and starting a family all pose numerous challenges. It’s not that the strongest couples avoid these challenges—the secret is that they know how to deal with them when they arise.

Let Sandra teach you and your spouse how to talk through your problems so they do not harden into long-held resentments that leave many couples feeling lost. Marriage is a journey. She will make sure you have all the tools you need to thrive on that journey together.

Marriage Counseling

Are you and your spouse looking for ways to resolve longstanding conflicts? Do you find it difficult to speak about sensitive issues without resorting to defensive tactics? You are not alone. Any intimate relationship between two people is bound to have its challenges. Some of these may stem from past infidelities, financial troubles, or previous traumatic experiences. Sandra will give you and your spouse the space to address these issues in a non-confrontational and honest manner.

We all know that expressing yourself can be difficult. There are many unsaid thoughts and unshared feelings that can turn toxic if left unaddressed for too long. She will help you bring these thoughts and feelings to light. More often than not, saying these things out loud does not lead to the catastrophe a client initially expected. The opposite occurs. A healthy conversation begins and the path forward becomes all the more clear.

Sandra facilitates openness and honesty. The things you and your spouse share in your sessions will only strengthen your understanding and respect for one another. Schedule your marriage counseling session today.

Try Group Therapy for Couples

Group therapy offers a unique therapeutic experience alongside the bonds of kinship, community, and like-mindedness. In group therapy sessions by yourself, with a loved, or a spouse, you get a chance to strengthen your connection with your counseling partner while also hearing from the similar experiences of others.

Working through your own problems is a wonderful thing that yields remarkable results. Hearing other people work through their own problems offers something else altogether. Listening is just as important as sharing, after all. By hearing other people share their struggles and hardships, you only deepen your own emotional intelligence and sense of empathy.

Are you curious about group therapy for your area of concern? Don’t hesitate to let Sandra know. She just might have a spot available in one of her regular group therapy sessions.

Men’s Therapy

Men face a myriad of challenges in today’s society, where expectations and norms about masculinity can often impede their willingness to seek help for mental and emotional struggles. Recognizing this, Sandra tailors men’s therapy sessions to address the unique issues men commonly face, like societal pressures to conform to traditional male roles, difficulties with expressing emotions, and managing stress related to work and personal life.

Through therapy, Sandra aims to help men develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve communication skills, and foster a better understanding of themselves. By challenging stereotypes and encouraging self-exploration, she creates a space for men to engage in personal growth and navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience and self-awareness.

Book Your Counseling Consultation

Do you feel as though it is time to be proactive in your relationship with your spouse, your family, or yourself? Take a step towards a rewarding outcome today. Call the offices to schedule a consultation with an esteemed clinical practitioner. Sandra’s phone number is (905) 356-3335. She cannot wait to guide you on this journey.

How Counselling Psychology Can Help You Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you feel like you can't find a way to manage your emotions or cope with the challenges in your life? If so, counselling psychology may be just what you need.

Counselling psychology focuses on the emotional, social, and cognitive factors influencing human behaviour. With the help of a trained counsellor like Sandra Elsley, you can learn effective strategies for managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. By understanding these factors, you can learn how to overcome the challenges that are holding you back.

Whether you're dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, counselling psychology can provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve greater emotional well-being and lead a more fulfilling life.

Contact us today at (905) 356-3335 to schedule your first appointment and start your journey toward healing and happiness.

Judgement-Free Counselling

When you come to us for counselling, you can rest assured that you'll be treated with respect and understanding. We believe in providing a judgment-free zone where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism.

We understand that seeking counselling can be a vulnerable experience, so we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for you to express yourself openly. Our goal is to provide the help you need to overcome any obstacles in your life without feeling external sources of criticism or shame.

Counselling for Finding Balance in Your Life

Stress can be overwhelming and detrimental to both your mental and physical well-being. That's why we offer counseling services to help you find balance in your life and minimize your vulnerability to stress.

We’ll work with you to identify the root causes of your stress and develop personalized strategies to manage it effectively. Through our counseling sessions, you'll learn how to prioritize self-care, set healthy boundaries, and find ways to unwind and relax.

With our guidance and support, you can take control of your stress and live a happier, more balanced life.

Counselling for Strengthening Communication in Relationships

Effective communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship, but it's not always easy to achieve. We understand the challenges that couples face when it comes to communication. That's why we offer various counselling services designed to help you build a stronger connection with your partner.

Our approach to strengthening communication in relationships focuses on developing practical skills you can use in your everyday life. From learning how to actively listen to your partner to expressing your thoughts and feelings constructively, we’ll work with you to build the communication skills you need to thrive as a couple.

With our help, you'll learn how to communicate more effectively with your partner, build trust and intimacy, and create a deeper and more meaningful connection.

Grief Counselling to Help You Overcome Loss and Find Healing

Grief can be one of the most challenging experiences we go through in life, and it's easy to feel like you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of pain and sadness. As a grief counsellor, Sandra has helped countless individuals and families navigate the complex emotions that come with a devastating loss.

Her compassionate and personalized approach is designed to help you process your grief in a healthy way, so you can move forward with a sense of peace and healing. If you're dealing with the loss of a loved one or a major life change, she is here to support you on your journey toward healing and renewal.

Resolution-Focused Couples Therapy

Our resolution-focused couples therapy sessions are designed to help you and your partner better understand yourselves and each other while empowering you to make proactive changes that will strengthen your relationship. We help couples navigate various issues, from communication breakdowns to infidelity and beyond. By taking a resolution-focused approach to therapy, we help couples move beyond past hurts and focus on building a more positive future together.

Even if therapy ultimately leads two individuals down separate paths, we strive to help them part ways with a newfound sense of respect and care for each other. With our expertise and compassionate approach, you can feel confident that you and your partner will receive the support you need to overcome challenges and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship.

Personalized Counselling for Effective Results

At Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling, we believe each person's journey towards better mental health is unique. That's why we offer tailored counselling services to meet your specific needs.

Our counselling approach is client-centred, meaning we put you and your needs first. We believe the key to effective counselling is building a strong relationship between you and your therapist. That's why we take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns before developing a personalized treatment plan.

We use evidence-based techniques and therapies to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being. With our guidance and support, you can overcome any obstacle and live the life you want. Let us help you get there with our caring and professional approach to counselling. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Navigating Life Transitions with Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling

Life is full of transitions, some of which can be very challenging. Whether you’re going through a divorce, adjusting to an empty nest, or facing a significant change in your life circumstances, these events can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.

With decades of experience helping individuals navigate different aspects of their lives, we can provide the support and guidance you need to find your way through these difficult times. We can help you identify the obstacles standing in your way and develop a plan to move forward confidently.

Don't let life's transitions hold you back. Contact us today to learn how we can help you navigate life's challenges with strength and resilience.

Start Your Counselling Journey with Us Today

If you're ready to take the next step towards better mental health, Sandra Elsley Individual Marriage & Family Counselling is here for you. Contact us today at (905) 356-3335 to schedule your first appointment and start working towards a brighter future.