Hi! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, specializing in children and adolescents. I have been in the field for over 20 years, with over 15 years specifically working with adolescent females between the ages of 11 and 19 struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, parent-child conflict, trauma, and self harming behaviors.
I utilize a psychodynamic approach with CBT, DBT, and TF-CBT . I also incorporate art and play therapy techniques as well, especially when building rapport and when exploring underlying issues that teens may find difficult to verbalize. I will be sure to tailor our sessions with the best approaches to meet your loved one's individualized needs.
I have a passion for mental health and helping others feel better. My style is emphatic and nonjudgmental as I treat everyone with respect, compassion and validation. Children and adolescents have a difficult time expressing themselves at times and often feel they are not being heard or understood. Sometimes children and teens do not know who to turn to for help out of fear their words will be "spread around." Using a platform such as this will allow your child to feel more comfortable in a less intrusive environment, such as an office setting, where they can use their phone or computer to talk to someone who can help them feel better. It is very courageous of you to make the first step in asking for help and wanting your child to feel better. When you are ready, I am here to listen, support and help you and your child feel empowered!
I look forward to working with you and hearing more about you and your child's story!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 10526 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Elyse Schwartz. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Dr Schwartz is incredibly helpful and kind. She is patient with me when I'm going through a lot and has offered me a lot of resources to help battle through the current events. Truly recommend her.
So far my sessions with Dr. Schwarts have been helpful and insightful.
She truly listens and responds to my messages
Dr. Schwartz is extremely understanding and offers great insight into my problems, often showing me things I had never noticed about myself. She is helping me immensely in improving my mental health.
So far she has been very professional and shows support to my daughter. Melissa is very happy with Dr Schwartz, she trusts her and they are establishing a good relationship.
Very nice and understanding. Also an expert in the field
She is great