Hello there, my name is Elaine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My experience includes working with children, teens, adults, and families who are impacted by depression, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, trauma, and grief and loss. I also have over 5 years experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, were I provided behavior therapy to children with developmental disabilities. My therapy style is very down-to-earth and nonjudgmental. I believe that you should feel comfortable sharing your experiences as you work towards your goals.
So, how can I help? Maybe life has dealt you one challenge after another, and you are ready to break free and find your happiness. I know you are tired of the perpetual roadblocks and setbacks that prevent you from living life YOUR way. You are frustrated that no matter how hard you try, things just aren’t working. Together we can improve your emotional health, increase satisfaction with daily life, and get you closer to accomplishing those goals you’ve been putting off. You’ve undoubtedly made the courageous choice to work towards regaining control of your life and feeling better. I know you are tired, I know you are ready for change. Let’s work together and help you rediscover the life you were meant to live and feel better about yourself.
Parents of children with special needs-
Parents, there is help for you! I am very aware of the challenges that impact parents/families who have a child with special needs. Parenting is a difficult task in itself. Those difficulties are exponentially greater when a child has special needs. Maybe your child is receiving behavioral support, but for some reason you find yourself not able to work the same “magic” their therapists can. Do you feel burnt out? Perhaps your child has just been diagnosed and you are having some difficulty understanding or accepting what this all means for you and your family. Maybe you've been "in the game" for years and feel you have lost part of yourself in the world of specialists, doctors, IEPs, regional centers, OT, PT, ABA, etc... I’m here to tell you it’s OKAY. I can help you work through the unique challenges that comes with parenting child with special needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #99022 (Expires: 2020-05-01)
Elaine has been a godsend!!! She is responsive, reflective, validating, and incredibly supportive. I honestly was a bit of a skeptic when I signed up for BetterHelp. But since Elaine, I have been recommending this service to my friends. Thank you!!
Elaine is very understanding and I think the most helpful thing about her that differs from other therapists I’ve had in the past is that she is very relatable. She’s not afraid to mention similar experiences in her life, and even laugh about them, which make it much easier to open up and discover those hard to deal with emotions/feelings/triggers. She’s very down to earth, and talking to her becomes like talking to your wisest and nonjudgmental friend. It’s clear she takes her job as a counselor seriously and she has always been readily available to chat or text message when needed.
Elaine takes the time to listens to me.
Elaine is wonderful. She really understands and supports me and is always there when I need her to talk to. She relates with me in many ways and I def feel like I’m in good hands!
I’ve been with Elaine for almost a year now and she has always been extremely helpful. She’s an amazing listener and always is able to find a way to make me think through why I’m feeling a certain way. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
I love the option of being able to text, call or video chat if needed with such a busy life. Elaine opened my eyes to something I had no idea existed to be the root of a problem and she listened no matter how many emails repeated the same thing. Honestly had she not given me the clinical information from her side I am not sure how much longer my confusion and crying would have lasted.
Elaine is very professional and very informed. She has given me wonderful advice. She understands me.
Terrific!! Very helpful always prompt with her responses!
She is amazing - highly, highly recommend. She responds to what I say in a way that lets me know she heard me and understood, and she goes above and beyond in helping me.
Really enjoying our conversations.
Thoughtful and flexible - beginning stages but already has helped a lot.