Counseling is a space for authenticity and vulnerability in the midst of the challenges you face. Elise creates a nonjudgmental space for clients to process their stories, build skills to move them toward their goals and reconnect with what’s most important to them in life. She collaborates with adults and teen girls (11+) in their journeys with anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, grief and loss, identity development, life transitions, body dissatisfaction, self-esteem and chronic health concerns. She is passionate about helping teen girls and their families navigate the unpredictable years of adolescence, and supporting women to cultivate healthy relationships with their authentic selves. Elise also enjoys working with individuals seeking to understand painful relational patterns and establish peace and boundaries in the present. She believes that health is not found in the elimination of pain, but in changing our relationship with pain and pursuing our values. Her approach to therapy is holistic and relational, grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She incorporates creative activities and spirituality into therapy when desired by the client.
Extensive experience counseling teens, adults and couples through clinical internships at Southeast Psych & Eternal Church [/span]
Clinical practicum placement serving hospice patients and their families
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