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Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern – IMH# 18476
Sand Tray Play Therapy Level 1, 12 hours
Sand Tray Play Therapy Level 2, 12 Hours
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Trained
$135 per hour
There are limited sliding scale spots available for those who qualify.
Please contact Elena for more information or to get on the sliding scale waitlist.
You’ve been able to handle the hard things in life before but now you find yourself
struggling. It’s hard to get out of bed and be motivated to start the day. It’s hard to
shake the weight on your chest. You feel lost, like you’re not sure what you’re doing
or how to move forward in life.
Through the therapeutic process, it is my hope that you will discover yourself, your
purpose and your identity. I help people work through their behaviors, emotions
and thoughts to address stress, trauma and various emotional difficulties. I look at
the whole person, not just their symptoms. I incorporate cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT), play therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, mindfulness and strengths
I feel that therapy is a collaborative process in which I am always learning from my
clients so that we can best address their needs. I work best with people and parents
who are willing to make changes because they can’t imagine going on being this
unhappy. Therapy can be hard and brings up a lot of hurts, but I am committed to
helping you reach your goals.
I have been passionate about mental health for years and decided early on that I
wanted to be a therapist. I first went to therapy when I was 19 and that was a huge
inspiration for me to pursue counseling as a career! It was such a transformative
experience for me. Being a client has helped me be a better therapist. Regarding
advocacy, I am especially passionate about anti-racism, equality of men + women
and child abuse. It is important that I use my position to aid in social justice work
beyond hourly sessions with clients.
I graduated from the University of Montevallo, located in Alabama, with a Masters in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Since then, I have attended trainings on
Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Crisis Intervention and more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about my practice and me by visiting www.awakentherapyco.com.