I am a mental health therapist with extensive experience working with families and couples in the most challenging community settings as well as in the private practice setting. I have experience providing counseling and I hold clinical licenses in four different states, including New York, California, Indiana and Wisconsin.
I apply a variety of modalities and techniques such as psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and I'm certified in Problem Solving Treatment. I like to tailor my approach to the specific couple, since it's very important that we utilize an approach that speaks to both individuals. It's also important to touch base on the therapeutic process and reassess techniques when needed.
When working with couples, I focus on increasing affection, closeness and respect, which are the pillars of a positive relationship. I work with couples so they are able to vent and express the presenting problem and then identify solutions to address the conflict. I will often provide them with "homework" to do between session to ensure they're practicing positive interactions and techniques discussed in session.
I believe we all have the ability to change our relationships, thoughts, and situations with some guidance and encouragement. I 'm excited to help my couples reach their goals and enjoy healthy rewarding relationships.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
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I have found Elienay to be all - empathetic, rational, objective, pragmatic, reasonable, and genuinely invested into being concerned.
We have been extremely happy with Elienay. She is responsive and timely in her communication. She has been able to help us have a better understanding of our issues both individually and as a couple. We have enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her.
Elienay, listen to me and my partner and give us the full truth and do not take sides, which we love.