Hello and welcome to my profile page! My name is Elissa (Lisa) Both and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. Specifically, I have spent a significant portion of my career in education as a School Social Worker, where I was committed to serving the needs of students and their families. I have worked with many students who struggled educationally due to learning, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. In addition, I maintained a private practice throughout the years. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship. I use a solution focused approach that is customized for each individual and situation in order to help them achieve their goals. Each client is unique and has different needs, which is why I believe it is imperative to work together to develop an individual approach that focuses on their strengths and resources available. I am passionate about helping people embrace their strengths and resources, as well as introduce people to new tools and skills to help guide them through difficult situations. Additionally, client feedback is extremely important to me, as the therapeutic process should be collaborative. This can help to ensure we are on the right track to helping you feel better and addressing your concerns.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coaching, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C014300
OR LCSW L12880
NJ LCSW 44SC05270700
Elissa is very good at laying out your concerns and providing proper documentation to implement the newly learned skills
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Elissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Lisa Both has been such a tremendous help to me, i’m so grateful. She is so attentive and offers me so many tools that I can use to navigate through my problems. I always feel as though she is truly listening to me and it is just so validating to have someone not only help talk through my concerns but validate how I’m feeling
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Elissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Elissa understands teachers struggles. If you teach then I recommend her highly.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Elissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Elissa provides advice and challenges my assumptions or plans as I need. She’s helped guide me during a difficult time with a loved one who has suffered greatly in her childhood.
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Elissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Very friendly and warm. Encouraging and sincere
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Elissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes