I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with six years of experience helping clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, addictions, trauma, geriatric issues, career challenges, and chronic mental illness. I also have experience helping clients with trauma due to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as individuals who "feel stuck" due to emotional turmoil or relationship issues resulting from childhood abuse or abandonment. I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in psychology in 2016 and am currently a PsyD candidate in clinical psychology.
I view the therapist-client relationship as something that is highly sacred and treat my clients with respect, sensitivity, and unconditional positive regard. I believe validation and empathy are necessary parts of the therapeutic process and I treat clients with a warm and compassionate approach. My therapeutic approach also includes DBT, CBT, ACT, experiential, client-centered psychodynamic, mindfulness, narrative, inner child work, solution-focused, and humanistic techniques, specifically tailored to the needs of my client. I also help empower my clients to be experts of their own lives; I am the tour guide but this is your therapeutic journey and I will be respectful of working at a pace that is comfortable for you.
It takes courage to take these first steps in your therapeutic journey and I want to congratulate you for your decision to prioritize yourself in order to obtain a happier and more fulfilled life. I look forward to working with you.
LPCC license 6558 listed as Elishka Trotta
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 6558
I love working with Ellie. She has been so supportive and considerate through the ups and downs. I always feel so much better after talking to her.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Ellie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Ellie is sensitive, caring and a great listener. I feel supported by her and I feel like I can tell her anything!
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Ellie for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
She's amazing! The text-only works great for me. Her responses are always so well thought out, and she has no pressure or timeline for progress or talking with her. I've been through a lot of therapists on BetterHelp and she works really well for me. Lots of worksheets and tasks, which I love. Very thorough.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Ellie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
I've been working with Ellie for some time now and she's been absolutely amazing! She's so caring and always is supporting and encouraging me. She's very responsive to all my messages and if I ever have a question or concern about a situation she's very detailed in analyzing and giving answers/suggestions. Never late to appointments, overall a super positive experience and I love being able to talk to her. She's the best! :)
Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Ellie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Helpful and responds in a timely manner :)
Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Ellie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Ellie has been wonderful in understanding my situations and giving me accurate feedback. She asks questions to get a better idea and gives praise and appreciation. I like her style and totally trust her word.
Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Ellie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem