Elyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, in which she sees children, adolescents, and adults. Elyssa received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago and her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Throughout her training, she has worked in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. After completing her training in Chicago working in the public school system and a partial hospitalization program, Elyssa moved to Houston to work at Baylor College of Medicine’s community clinic. While there, she focused mostly on providing therapy for adolescents and families. Elyssa then worked at the Menninger Clinic on both the Compass (Young adult) and CPAS (Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization) Units where she provided individual, family, and group therapy. Her clinical interests include meeting the patient where he/she/they is in order to help the patient develop a deeper understanding of themselves, while also creating new behaviors and ways of thinking which help the individual to achieve his or her goals. Elyssa was the former Co-Chairperson for the Annual Institute Committee and Chairperson for the Leadership Development Committee for the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society.
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