I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly 10 years of experience in various capacities within the Behavioral Health field as a counselor, a case manager, and a social worker. I enjoy working with everyone from teens to military, and those in between. I also have ample experience working with those impacted by substance use disorders, parenting concerns, past emotional trauma, and anxiety.
My therapeutic approach depends on each individual's needs! However, I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Psychodynamic therapies to help clients reach their goals. I strive to create a safe, compassionate environment that is free from judgement, yet also fosters change, acceptance, and growth for all clients.
These past couple of years have been difficult for many. Please allow me to commend this first crucial step towards creating a healthier, happier next chapter!
I look forward to being a part of your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 127598
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Elisa tells you like it is. She will call you on your *#!}. Which I appreciate. She is very optimistic in helping you create healthier relationships in your life. Thanks!!
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Elissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is the best Therapist that I have ever had in my life. I’ve had so many breakthroughs and I owe her a lot for them. She’s the hands down best, honestly!
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Elissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She is willing to push you when you are stuck.
Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Elissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem