I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Texas. I grew up and went to school in New York. I have been working in in the Mental Health industry in Texas for 6 years. I also provided Mental Health services for 5 years in the US Army. I enjoy working with adults on a variety of issues, including depression/anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. Since I have provided therapeutic services in multiple settings and to various populations, I am able to bring multiple perspectives to each session.
I prefer to view clients holistically and individually. I believe that people need to be viewed as whole person before any single aspect can be worked on. In addition, every person is an individual with a unique set of experiences that have created their worldview- therapy should also be unique and tailored to each individual's needs and experiences. My theoretical approach is best described as eclectic. My core modality is Cognitive- Behavioral, however I feel this approach leaves out essential aspects of the human experience, such as emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Every level of an individual's health needs to be considered before true growth and happiness can be reached.
I am excited to get to know you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
TX LPC 78127
Elissa has been great! She's a very good listener and is adept at helping me to see things from different perspectives and gain awareness.
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Elissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have been working with Elissa for going on two years and wow what a difference she has made in my life! She has not only helped me through so very dark times in my life but has helped me be able to think on my own, identify patterns, be more self aware and ultimately break some of the negative choice patterns I previously had. I feel like a completely new person with her help to push me to work through a lot of uncomfortable areas of my life. I can’t recommend her enough! She truly cares!
Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Elissa for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Responds in a timely manner, reaches out to check on me, and all around great experience!
Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Elissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Elissa Is so easy to talk to, talking to a therapist can be nerve racking but she makes it all very easy. I strongly recommend her professionalism, competence and friendship.
She is awesome
Written on Jul 01, 2020 after therapy with Elissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Elissa was very kind and helpful in my time of need. She offered practical coping skills and followed up with me frequently.
Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Elissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety