Elly Kuypers

(LMFT)

About Me

I have been in the mental health field for 10 years. I have a master's degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University (2012) and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked in a variety of settings including community clinics and school settings and have worked extensively in the areas of grief, trauma, and relationship counseling, as well as early intervention for psychosis. The decision to seek out therapy is not always easy and it takes courage. I am dedicated to helping people find their way through difficult feelings and situations that can be stressful and lead to a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness. I take time getting to know my clients and their stories in order to gain a better understanding of how to best support and guide them. My approach is warm, curious and sincere. I hold a space that maintains respect and believe in building trust. My goal is to empower clients to make healthier choices, to encourage reflection and help develop a deeper self-understanding and to support the process of finding meaning in their experiences. My role is not to "fix" people, but more to facilitate change. I don't lead sessions with my own agenda but let the client determine the path of our discussions. I take a collaborative approach with my clients to create goals that will lead them to more fulfilling relationships and enjoyment in life. I do my best to meet my client's where they are, I ask questions along the way, and will also challenge them to think about their experiences and feelings differently. I think this is a key component to growth. I believe in transparency, I use strength based, person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and incorporate education and resources to fit individual needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #97304 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Elly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

The help I have received the past few months has changed my life forever. I appreciate the care that Elly Kuypers gives me with each session and I know BetterHelp has been the best decision I’ve made for myself in a while!