I was raised in Peru. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Social Work. I married while in school and raised six children. I started work at a state social services agency, working for children and families. I attended the University of Utah and earned my Master Degree in Social Work.
I have worked as a therapist, most recently in Private Practice, in a Hospital setting and In a Social Services Agency.
I like to start working with clients from where they are, at the time. I have been able to help clients adapt helpful ways to deal with personal relationships, with parenting challenges. Also, have assisted clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief added to the challenges of daily life. I have had the privilege of helping clients at their most vulnerable times in their lives, we all need help at times. I have assisted people in dealing with depression and anxiety when the source is not clear and obvious.
I believe that mental and emotional health is crucially important if we are going to have full participation in life. I believe this process involves the use of many different components, for best results. So, we need to make sure that there are not medical reasons for the issues we are going to be working on. We look into what we have learned about ourselves and about others. We look into the ways we respond to the changing world around us and consider other possible ways to better that connection. We learn new skills, to deal with the world around us. First, by looking at the world around us from a different perspective; Second, by learning to look at ourselves without judgement; Thirdly by examining the motivations behind our words and actions.
With pure intention, we can gain enormous insight , which will be the foundation of further understanding of ourselves and the world around us, in our constant effort to reach a meaningful empowered life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #363141-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
She is very caring and sincere and positive and acknowledges where I’m at and helps me see my success.
I really enjoy my time talking with Eliana. Such a comforting and calming perspective.
she is great, really listens to me and offers good advice and steps.
Eliana is very kind and a great listener. She meets you where you are, allowing you to be comfortably vulnerable.
She has allowed me to think In New way
Elaina has been a wonderful professional with regard to my mental health and has given me intentional homework to keep my healing current and in process at all times.
Eliana is a great listener.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Eliana. When I joined the program I wasn’t sure a counselor through an online service could help me, nor was I sure based on my requirements that she would even be a fit. I couldn’t have been more wrong. She has been highly responsive and available, and works with me as a loving, non judgmental friend. She listens closely and is direct in challenging my thinking. I highly recommend Eliana!
Eliana is a great listener and asks questions that help me to dig deep and learn to understand myself better.
She is amazing at finding out what your core problem is and truly spends her time to help you overcome all that holds you down. She listens and has incredible advise and knowledge to share.
She is very kind and encouraging. She’s very sweet and makes me feel better about myself just by being able to talk to her whenever I want and know she’ll respond quickly. She works with me and what I need and is very considerate. I’ve been opposed to having female therapists, but I have been very happy with her. Definitely recommend.