|Professions: Coaching, Counseling|
I'm a licensed professional.
LMFT - 95593
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: $150 per session
Have you ever noticed that patterns in your life seem to repeat themselves regardless of how self aware you may be? Like a muscle that we use at the gym, when we use certain thoughts and beliefs as our "go-to" thoughts, we make them stronger and other muscle groups (and thoughts) weaker. I work to collaborate with you, examining what thoughts and behaviors are no longer working for you and explore creative solutions to finding a better way. I have specific experience with issues pertaining to entertainment (touring, managing, feeling "stuck", working from home, collaborating with difficult people, managing relationships through it all), however all walks of life are welcome. I offer a non-judgemental space to unpack emotions and sort through blocks that are affecting your ability to access your best self.
I also work with couples using a sex-positive and directive approach. I offer simple assignments to create and secure closeness and communication. We work to define goals together and find ways to work toward them.
or Call Elise Franklin, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34126
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I can relate!! Therapy is a highly subjective experience- what works for one person may not work for someone else. Therefore, having a good fit is extremely important. Regardless of the reason for your bad experience, I get that it can be disappointing and keep you from wanting to take that step again. I applaud you for coming here in this moment and looking again, its not always easy. I will want to hear about what did not work for you with previous therapists and we will discuss expectations using a transparent attitude to decide if we feel this is a good fit. Sometimes its the therapist, sometimes its the readiness of you, and sometimes its just a matter of connection.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I hear this fear a lot, it is the most common barrier to someone starting therapy.
This concept of talking to someone about what you are going through is not a new or ground breaking experience in our every day lives. You typically call a friend or a family member and vent about another friend, a decision at work, a power issue with your boss, a fight with a partner. It is human nature to explore these things and search for answers- whether that means with other people, books, advice columns, or even in our own minds. Now, what if you could explore these issues without the guilt/discomfort/frustration of a biased friends judgements getting in the way? What if the advice column could respond when you have more questions? What if your mind is stopping short at a solution purely because you haven't pulled it apart fully in the presence of someone who enjoys listening, someone who is trained for years to look for things that we generally miss? That is what a therapist is there to do. If the story you tell yourself is that therapy makes you flawed, we can rewrite that story.
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Entertainment industry, artists, touring, isolated professions,
Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice
- Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Attachment Issues
- Career Choice
- Codependency / Dependency
- Communication Problems
- Creative Blocks
- Emotional Abuse
- Family of Origin Issues
- Fertility Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- Relationships and Marriage
- Sensitivity to Criticism
- Sexuality / Sex Therapy
- Trust Issues
- Women's Issues
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
- Gottman Method
- Integration of different therapy models
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
- Self Psychology
- Solution Focused Therapy
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