Hi! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I began working in the field over 17 years ago treating children, teens and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self esteem, career challenges, addiction, and trauma.
I utilize a psychodynamic approach with CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing . I will be sure to tailor our sessions with the best approaches to meet your individualized needs.
I have a passion for mental health and helping others feel better. My style is emphatic and nonjudgmental as I treat everyone with respect, compassion and validation. It is very courageous of you to make the first step in wanting to feel better. When you are ready, I am here to listen, support and help you feel empowered!
I look forward to working with you and hearing more about your story!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, 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), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH 10526
Loveeeee her, she feels like a long time friend you can tell anything too :)
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Easy and comfortable to talk too! Understanding and seems to really work on fixing the things I’d like fixed! Really enjoying our conversations!
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching
The best therapist ever. I have never felt so safe and loved from someone who wasn’t my family. She is like my best friend and my mom, she’s the best.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with li
Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Very nice and listens. Very positive.
Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr Schwartz is incredibly helpful and kind. She is patient with me when I'm going through a lot and has offered me a lot of resources to help battle through the current events. Truly recommend her.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Elyse for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue