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Elissa Stevens, MA
Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Intern #91533
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.
Confused and stuck. That’s how a lot of my clients feel when they first come to see me. They find themselves following the same patterns and feeling like they’re merely surviving. Sometimes they’ve developed unsuccessful habits, involving people or substance abuse, as a way to handle distressing feelings from past experiences. Sometimes those habits have damaged relationships and caused their lives to be harder than necessary.
I want to help you move beyond survival and bring back the possibility of hope into your life. As a therapist, I work from a systemic perspective and hold your family and community in mind at all times, supporting people to change unsuccessful habits and narratives that no longer serve them in their current lives. I specialize in the treatment of addiction and the underlying causes of trauma, and understand the steps and roadblocks on the path back to health and happiness. My goal is to help you develop and re-integrate your memory and experience with your sense of living in the moment, and support you as you update and rebuild your responses to the here and now.
Let me help you take the first step on the journey to a more fulfilling and integrated life, to step out of the past and into the present.