Accepting New Clients: Yes
Elese uses an eclectic approach to therapy that combines the compassion, knowledge, and skills necessary for her clients to achieve mental health. Her theatre background has provided her with a perspective that allows her to “walk in someone else’s shoes” and she describes herself as her clients “biggest fan” and supporter. She recognizes the client as the expert in their own life and teams up with them to find the best solution to their problems. Elese specializes in working with adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, as well as self-esteem and relationship issues. She utilizes elements of various evidence based treatments and approaches including CBT, Motivational Enhancement, Strength Based, Feminist Theory, LGBTQ Affirmative Counseling, and Person-Centered Theory.
Elese received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and BA in Theatre Performance, from Rhode Island College. She has worked in in-home therapy services and provided outpatient counseling in private practice. She enjoys working with many different individuals and is pursuing further training to work with couples and our LGBTQ+ community.