Get to Know Elaine

Just in case you didn’t know, the talented Elaine Jackson, LCPC has joined our team full time! She is able to see clients virtually in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

1. Let’s start off with where you’re from– where are you from originally and if you’re not still there, where do you live now?

I am originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, a small coastal city in the southeastern part of the state. I now live in Maryland outside of Washington, DC.

2. What do you consider your specialties as a therapist

I consider my specialties to be working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and parenting/relationship issues. I’ve worked with children of all ages and families, but I can say I enjoy working most with parents! I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is a step-by step approach to working with those who have experienced any form of trauma.

3. Tell us more about your approach to therapy…

Whether working with clients one on one or within families, I find that there is no one approach that fits all. I approach therapy with the client in mind in terms of what may be helpful to achieving their goals. That may look like helping you sort through your thoughts, connect to your emotions, and explore patterns of behavior that may no longer serve you. Or it may be focusing on the ‘here and now’ to address what’s coming up in that moment. I believe it all starts with awareness. My goal is to hold the mirror so you can reflect on what may need to change to meet your needs.

4. Since you’re on our out of state team, which states can you see clients in?

I am licensed to see clients who live in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

5. What is your favorite part about being a therapist?

My absolute favorite part of being a therapist is when I can see a person have one of those ‘lightbulb moments.’ Where they’ve been struggling with something or to make sense of something and it finally clicks. I enjoy sharing in those moments with my clients and getting to witness the shift that can take place in their lives as a result.

Elaine is an out-of-state provider at Therapy for Women, specializing in anxiety, depression, BIPOC mental health, motherhood, and trauma. To learn more about Elaine, read her bio here.

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