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Elissa Duggan, LCSW

Addictions Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed mental health professional in California with five years of diverse experience supporting clients dealing with addictions, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and military-related challenges. As a dedicated and empathetic therapist, I create a safe and open environment for clients to freely express themselves.

With my personalized approach, I guide clients seeking to overcome obstacles and take their first steps toward a fulfilling and happier life. As you choose to be courageous in sharing your truth with me, you can trust that I am here to listen without judgment and support you in seeking the changes you desire for yourself.

Let's work together to achieve your goals

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Addictions Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 113629

Reviews

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

Elissa is a great therapist, and very flexible in her schedule and dedicated myself being active duty military and schedule changes she is always so considerate, respectful, and supportive in all ways. I’ve been on this app for some time now and other therapists do not compare anywhere close as in her. Highly recommend.

Written on Jun 03, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Down to earth and straight forward. I instantly felt comfortable speaking with Elissa.

Written on May 25, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elissa is a wonderful therapist!

She does a phenomenal job of listening and providing invaluable insight into my issues, as well as suggesting positive actions to help me further my progress.

Her patience, understanding and compassion are all truly remarkable.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Every session is fantastic in the way it helps me deal with my emotions and work through my issues

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elissa has such great advice. What she has offered in the few sessions has been so helpful to me. I'm appreciative of her help and am open to her suggestions.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is amazing and completely encouraging in all aspects and also incredibly understanding.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Elissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue