I pride myself on being more than just someone to listen, but someone to help you look at things a different way.
It all starts with a healthy mind, and a fresh perspective. From there, focusing on your well-being, mental and emotional health, and physical wellness comes into play like never before. You’re taking the first steps on a journey, but you’re not taking them alone.
Working with Elisa was a great experience! Thank you so much for your help!
I am cured, thank you doctor
First step is establishing the 30 minute free consultation through video or phone call to see if we are a good fit. If client is interested, then we will purseed further.
12/2015 to 02/2017
SECURE BASE COUNSELING CENTER Northfield, Minnesota Mental Health Practitioner, Skills Therapy Taught clients mindfulness, anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
05/2014 to Current
KELLY AGENCY/ 191 DISTRICT SCHOOLS Eagan, MN Short/Long term Substitute Teacher Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development. Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling. Encouraged students to be understanding of others. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Supervised and trained teaching assistants.
04/2012 to 01/2014
NORTH POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
08/2017 to 06/2018
NUWAY HOUSE INC Minneapolis, MN (Mental Health/ LADC) Co-Ocurring Intern/Counselor Essential duties and responsibilities: Responsible to ensure and/or deliver and properly document the provision of treatment services including the Initial Service Plan, Comprehensive Assessment, Mental Health Assessment, Individual Treatment Plan, Progress Notes, Summary at Termination of Services, and the maintenance of client records in accordance with Minnesota Rule 9530. Treatment Services Upon service initiation, ensured that each client had an initial service plan which addresses the client's immediate health, safety, and preliminary service needs. Completed comprehensive assessment's and an assessment summary of the client's chemical use problems within three session days after service initiation. Assessment summary formatted utilizing the ASAM criteria. Provided an Individual Treatment Plan after completion of the comprehensive assessment which was subjected to amendment until services to the client were terminated. My individual treatment plan's included treatment goals, specific methods to be used to address identified problems, resources to which the client is being referred, and client goals. Entered progress notes in each client's file weekly or after each treatment service which were referenced to the individual treatment plan. Completed discharge summary's within five days of the client's termination of services. Ensured the content and format of client records be uniform and entries in each case were signed and dated. Provided individual and group counseling, client education strategies to avoid inappropriate chemical use and health problems related to chemical use, transition services, and services to address issues related to co-occurring mental illness. Participated in the weekly treatment team meetings to review and update client progress notes (case reviews). Initiated and maintained ongoing communication with client referral, probation, social service agencies, etc. Continuing Education and Training: Stayed current regarding professional research, techniques, etc. Completed continuing education courses in current treatment concepts and methods as required by the State of Minnesota to maintain Alcohol and Drug
Counselor license. Attended in-house training and staff meetings.
08/2018 to Current
MINNESOTA MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS Eagan, MN ASTAT Therapist/ Adolescent Intensive DBT Program Provided the following therapeutic services: intake assessments, intensive group skills training and referrals to psychiatry, individual therapy and family therapy. Next day assessment and crisis intervention Immediate admission Follow-up contacts with referrals as needed to ensure a positive outcome Comprehensive evaluation from a variety of perspectives include: medical, environmental & behavioral Active collaboration with all community services including: medical & mental health providers, schools, case managers, etc. Referrals for family assessment and therapy Parenting skills group
2018MASTER OF SCIENCE : MASTERS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & SUBSTANCE ABUSE (LPCC & LADC) Argosy University, Twin Cities Campus, Eagan, MN Coursework focusing on clinical diagnosis and treatment of personality and behavioral disorders; research methods, psychopathology and the basics of psychological testing, with a concentration on Co-Occurring Disorders: Addictions and Chemical Dependency. Expected graduating date: Sept 2018, with a current GPA: 3.86 (4.0).
Dec2009- Dec2014BACHELOR OF ARTS : PSYCHOLOGY Trinity International University, South Florida Davie, Fl Psychology Cumulative GPA: 3.59 (4.0)- Cum Lade Honors
Association Psychologica' Iberoamericana de Clinica y Salud; student member since 2016 American Psychological Association (APA); student member since 2013 American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC); student member since 2013 Psy Chi Honors Society Chapter of Trinity International University, Chicago, Ill; member since 2014 National Guild of Hypnotists; member since 2014
English as first language, Spanish as second language and Portuguese as third.
Individual with empathetic and strong people skills, enthusiastic person, advanced problem-solving, excellent organizational skills. With a focus on working with the Hispanic Community around the Twin Cities and the Country.
April, 2013: Substitute Teaching Certification, Broward County, (FL)
April, 2014: Long-Term Substituting License,
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
191 District, Eagan, MN
July, 2014: Certification in Hope-Focused Marriage Therapy,Certification in Emotional and Attachment Marriage Therapy; AACC Convention San Diego, CA
August, 2014: Certifications in Sleeping Disorders and Nightmare; APAConvention Washington D.C.
September, 2014:Certification in Hypnotherapy, Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication Skills Minnetonka, MN
May, 2018: Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor (LADC) Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Minneapolis, MN
Services ranges from $75 to $95 per session, depending on salary or income needs. I am extremely flexible.
Life experiences and passion for helping others lured me into the counseling arena.
All types of walks of life
First call or visit is your first impression.