Bipolar Disorder
Family of Origin
Intimacy/Sex Issues
Self Esteem
English, Macedonian
Accepting new clients
Currently not accepting clients
Education & Certifications:
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Candidate)
  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Mental Health First Aid, The Trauma Toolbox Certificate


Email: elena@thetherapyspace.co

Life is beautiful, but it comes with pain. I believe our role here on earth is to become the highest version of ourselves and we all hold the means to do so. I always tell myself, "It's okay, this is your first time here. Take it slow. You are not supposed to be perfect, you are learning everything for the first time". Sometimes things happen that don't make any sense and we as humans can find it difficult to rationalize why we face certain challenges, or how to overcome them. 

I am a strong believer that we are lifelong learners and sometimes we learn best by building connections with others, in this case, me, your therapist. By working together in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, we can explore absolutely anything and everything that is on your mind. Together we can help bring you closer to the highest, most healed version of yourself.   I favour an integrative approach to therapy, where we can pick and choose pieces of certain theories and practices that fit best to your needs. 

I take a trauma-informed, and culturally informed stance in my practice to ensure your comfort and understanding. I like to incorporate Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative therapy and pull on your strengths to make meaningful changes.   

A little bit about me: I am a second-generation Macedonian (a tiny little country in the heart of Southeastern Europe). I have years of experience researching vulnerable populations and working with people from diverse communities. I am a foodie, I love my friends and I have two Bengal cats. Currently, I'm learning Spanish by watching movies and listening to podcasts. I own a small anime candle business and its super fun to do as a side hustle!

Types of therapy:

Culturally Responsive
Narrative Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Integrative Approach
Behavioural Therapy

Community focus:

New To Canada

Q&A with

Elena Temelkova

What is it like working with you? 

Working with me is like having someone be your number one biggest fan. My role is to support you while providing you a safe space to explore more about yourself, change certain perceptions or behaviours and improve your life. I genuinely care deeply about my client's and want them to step in the absolute highest version of themselves. I will listen to you carefully; respect your unique experience and help you craft meaningful solutions to any problems life may be throwing your way. Together we can make a difference.

What do you like most about being a therapist?

As cliche as it sounds, I do really love helping other people through challenging times. I love being the person they can trust with their thoughts and providing them with a safe space to experience their emotions. It brings me joy when my client's make progress and reach their goals.  I feel a strong sense of happiness for my client's and I enjoy learning from them just as much as they learn from me. This profession is unique is that as we work with others, we also work on ourselves, the knowledge I have gained from clients is priceless.   

What are some ways you take care of your mental health?

I've discovered that I can effectively manage (most) of life's challenges by incorporating simple yet impactful activities into my routine. These include talking walks in nature, moving my body at the gym, dancing to music in the comfort of my room, cherishing quality time with friends, and journaling about my feelings. My commitment to investing in my mental health stems from a realization that by taking care of myself, I am better equipped to support others.

As a professional serving clients, I understand the profound importance of being in a good mental space. Hence, dedicating resources and time to my mental well-being is not only a personal priority but also a crucial aspect of ensuring I can provide the best support and guidance to those who rely on my services.

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