Elise Jacobson

LICSW

About Me

Hello! My name is Elise and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Brandeis and a Master’s in Social Work from Yeshiva’s Wurzweiler School. I’ve been an independently licensed social worker for over 25 years.

During this time I’ve helped many people seeking support for all sorts of reasons. Maybe you are a single parent or your family lives far away. Or you are facing midlife challenges and want the chance to get more from your life. I also work with young adults striving to deepen their connection with friends and family and looking to choose meaningful work and partners. Some struggle to balance their own needs with their children, home and work lives.

Some of my clients struggle with anxiety, depression, disabilities or difficult life circumstances. Regardless of your age and circumstances I use a person centered approach to care, where I listen and ask you questions to help you find words for your circumstances. I have psychodynamic and family systems frameworks that I draw from as well as practical tools to offer you in our work.

You will find my approach warm, insightful as well as practical gleaned from my own 17 years as a parent and 27 years as a social worker. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #117928 (Expires: 2023-09-26)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elise Jacobson. 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.

Written by S.H. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Elise is excellent at staying on point and recalling everything we have spoken about to bring points home.

Written by S.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

My first time ever meeting with someone to open up. I couldn't recommend Elise more! She has made me feel so comfortable and supported so quickly. She is so warm and initiative and truly is the best listener. I can't thank her enough for just what a few weeks has already done for me.

Written by C.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Elise really takes the time to talk through all of your concerns and look at them from different angles. She responds really quickly to any communication. Elise has been easy to open up to and so supportive in working through different obstacles.

Written by J.A. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am so glad that I have found Elise! I have never connected to a therapist the way I have with Elise. She makes herself available through the chat if I need to reach out. I would highly recommend her!

Written by M.E. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

Working with Elise has been the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. She is exceptionally skilled. A great listener, helps me to look at things from different perspectives and I'm just grateful for her.

Written by C.O. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Elise has been wonderful, caring, understanding and helpful in my therapy journey so far!

Written by C.A. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been working with Elise for a short time but she has made me feel so comfortable to open up and always gives me great/insightful feedback. She’s already started challenging me to think about my experiences in different ways/perspectives.

Written by M.E. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Elise for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Elise is the best therapist I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. She provides me with the support I need in a kind and thoughtful way. I feel very lucky to have been connected with her!

Written by K.R. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elise has been amazing and like an angel coming into my life and helped me feel like myself again. After even just one session I already felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. She sent questions to fill out ahead of time which helped shape our first session. She was well prepared she is thoughtful in her comments and guidance. I would highly recommend Elise.

Written by L.I. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Elise just keeps on getting better and better. Every week I gain a new perspective on my anxiety and life, which has helped me tremendously. I love her style and expertise of therapy and I think that’s what has helped create such a strong relationship.

Written by B.E. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Elise, you are wonderful. You met me where I needed to be met and guided me thru a difficult time with my anger issues. I am grateful to have your insight and knowledge, and am thrilled with the strides I am making under your guidance. Thank you!

Written by M.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 6 months

Elise was an amazing counselor to work with. The discussions and exercises that we completed helped to shine light on the things that weren't working and those that did. It's still a journey, but I feel more validated as an individual.

Written by J.E. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Wonderful!

Written by M.I. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I have not had many sessions with Elise however in the time I’ve spent talking to her I definitely feel like she is an intelligent, kind and patient counselor and I’m very excited to have her help and advice as I move on from a very difficult time in my life.

Written by N.O. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 1 month

Elise has been such a blessing. I went through several counselors to find her and I'm so glad I didn't give up on my search. She has a very warm, friendly, honest approach that resonates with me, and she truly cares. Having her support has helped me in many ways and gives me a stability I needed. She is a brilliant counselor, listener, supporter. She always wants to understand things fully and at the same time is very willing to pivot topics as they arise in life. I would recommend her to anyone and am grateful for her work.

Written by G.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 2 months

Elise is amazing. Listens and gets it. She compassionate and doesn’t take long to pick
Up on behaviors that need to be looked at. She literally has changed my life.

Written by J.E. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 5 months

Elise is kind, thoughtful, wise and professional. We have a general plan of what we are working towards, though Elise is flexible as crises have come up and willing to redirect our work to deal with whatever is causing my stress at the moment. She follows up our weekly conversations with messages during the week to check in and see how I’m doing.

I’ve enjoyed building a supportive relationship with Elise and strongly rely on her as one of the foundations in maintaining my mental health and well being.

Written by A.S. on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elise is very easy to talk with.

Written by G.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

She greatly helped me to better understand myself and my situation and helped me move forward through my life. I am eternally grateful.

Written by R.A. on Feb 05, 2020 after therapy with Elise for 2 weeks

Elise does a really great job of listening to my concerns and validating them. She truly understands what I'm trying to say. Also, she gives me things to think about that I hadn't thought about. She's very understanding and responds to me in a very timely manner!

Work with me!