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Elaine Stover, LMFT

Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've been helping people like you for over 25 years. I respect my clients and know they are seeing me because they have hit a roadblock. Others have described me as warm, competent, compassionate, and professional. I constantly take courses to stay current in my field. I find it a privilege to be allowed into your life and explore with you what your best hopes are, what's working, and to discern how to navigate relationships. I also have a light sense of humor which can put you at ease when discussing difficult issues. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families and would be honored by your consideration of me as your therapist.

I have a general practice which means I have worked alongside people with various challenges. I do not believe in having one session more than you need, but as many as you find helpful. Most of my clients have come because friends or relatives have referred them to me after being pleased themselves with the results of our visits. I would be honored to work together with you to explore the changes you'd like to see in your life. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

29yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 36035


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elaine Stover. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Elaine has been such a blessing in my life. She has helped me conquer grief over the lose of family members as well as PTSD from being a front line ICU RN during the Covid pandemic. She is thoughtful and empowering. She has also been willing to pray at the end of our sessions because she knows it’s meaningful to me. I highly suggest working with her and thank her for all her help!

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I'm so grateful to have been matched with Elaine. I was nervous to start therapy but from the very beginning she was kind, compassionate, and patient, which really helped me to open up and communicate better. She is a very thorough listener and ultimately was able to help me overcome obstacles and achieve my goals through therapy.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love Elaine so much! I feel that I have come so far in terms of my self-love and self-worth, relationships, and anxiety with her. She has given me so many positive coping mechanisms and ways to talk back to my negative thoughts. Put yourself and your needs first and book with Elaine!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Elaine really listens to your personal needs well and is incredibly supportive. She is creative, kind and sharp. I’m very happy to have her as my therapist.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

A very kind and insightful person. Is flexible in finding the best way that works for you. She has an expansive set of tools that she uses in perfect balance to give you an understanding of why you think the way you do and recommending tasks to help you find a healthier better you.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Elaine Stover is compassionate, understanding, and helpful in encouraging us to understand the grief process and set goals toward healing.

Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks