Elena Sledge, M. Ed

Elena Sledge

Qualifications

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern – IMH# 18476

Specialized Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Gatekeeper training

Contact Info

Call or Text 321-279-3742

Email egscounseling@gmail.com

Fees For Services

$70- $135 per hour

Elena Sledge helps kids, teens and their families who are
struggling to thrive mentally, emotionally and socially.
Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Counseling, Play Therapy, Sand
Tray and Expressive Arts.

Elena Sledge helps kids, teens and their families who are struggling to thrive mentally, emotionally and socially.

Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Counseling, Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Expressive Arts.

You don’t know how this is happening or why, but your child is struggling. As a parent, you want
to give them everything they need. But you’re at a loss. You’re anxious that things will get worse and your
child will continue to suffer. You feel helpless and like no one can really support you and your family. I
hear you and I’m here for you!

You want to see your child happy and healthy. You want to see that they are coping with
challenges and growing in their identities. That they feel secure and feel good about themselves. You may
even want a life for your child that you didn’t have growing up. You and your child will be supported and
you won’t feel so helpless. I’m here to help the family as much as I am here to be a therapist for the child.

So what can help? Play therapy is an evidence-based and powerful intervention for children. Since
they do not communicate verbally in the same way that adults do, they primarily express themselves
through their play. My approach may vary depending on the individual child and their needs. No matter
who I am working with, it is important that Play Therapy be a safe space and that a positive relationship is
established.

My goal is to help your child feel free enough to express what naturally comes up for them during
the session. I trust that children are capable of directing their own process and I am careful not to impose
my own ideas of what the child needs to be doing in therapy. I am focusing on immersing myself in the
emotional world of the child and do not expect the child to understand my world.

Play Therapy can help with a number of things your child may be struggling with.
 anxiety, phobias
 depression, mood swings
 divorce, life transitions, family conflict
 aggression and acting out
 trauma and abuse
 grief and loss

I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive arts, sand tray, mindfulness and
strengths based therapy. I graduated from the University of Montevallo, located in Alabama, with a Masters
in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my graduate school internship I began working at a child
advocacy center. It was during that time that I became dedicated to helping the young ones of this world.
Since then, I have attended trainings on Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Crisis Intervention and more.

Getting started in therapy is a great way to improve your child’s quality of life. I’m sure you have
some questions and I’d be happy to answer those. With afternoon and evening appointments available, I
make it easy to fit therapy into a families busy schedule of school, work and activities. Getting started is
just as simple! Call or text 321-279-3742 and schedule a free, no-obligation 15 minute phone consultation
today! I can also be contacted via email at egscounseling@gmail.com.

You can learn more about Elena by visiting her website  www.egscounseling.me