Elpizo's Founders

Counselling Services for the Greater Toronto Area

Our Founders

Meet Ruth and Elvis

Hi and welcome to Elpizo Counselling Services. Our names are Ruth and Elvis Baah-Gyebi and we are the co-founders of Elpizo Counselling. We were both educated in the United Kingdom, which is where we started our counselling practice. We are both registered psychotherapists with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, professional trainers, and part-time lecturers.

In 2003, we were invited as speakers at a Youth Conference in Peterborough Ontario. After the conference we spent some time visiting Toronto and on the way home in the plane I leaned over to Elvis and said, “Okay, I am ready to move to Ontario.” You see, prior to this trip, for years Elvis had been trying to convince me to move to Canada. Elvis got his wish when in 2007 our residency was approved by the Canadian government and we started the arduous journey of packing our family and moving to Ontario where it was ours “to discover” and re-establish our counselling practice.

We have been married for 24 years and we work together as a dynamic duo bringing a fresh perspective from both a male and female point of view (as told to us by our clients). We conduct most of our training and workshops together but uniquely we also conduct couples and family sessions together as we find that it works to the advantage of our clients.

Thank you for stopping by Elpizo. We are confident that you will find the hope you seek. If you choose to reach out to one of the professionals on our team or to attend one of Elpizo’s events, be assured that you will receive the utmost care and attention in a safe and therapeutic environment. Contact us now for an initial chat to see how we can best serve your needs.


  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Association of American Christian Counsellors (AACC)