Last edited 02/23/2023
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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I provide a warm, safe, nurturing place where clients can be honest in dealing with their issues. I have a client-centered approach, meaning I meet you where you are. I have a good sense of humor and sometimes have a laugh with a client - but never at the client's expense.
What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?
My compassion and intelligence are my biggest strengths, along with my ability to provide a safe environment for my clients. I have experience and wisdom which helps with both individuals and couples.
Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?
Clients who come to me for help regarding alcohol or drug issues often want help learning to cut back or control their use. It is important to meet them where they are at; you cannot force abstinence on anybody and think it will be effective. Sometimes people will choose abstinence for themselves, and I can help them be successful using various models.There is no one-size-fits-all.
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Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Training / Certifications
Certificate in Grief and Loss
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 101065
Washington University in St. Louis
San Jose State University, Master of Social Work, Social Work, 2018
McGill University, Social Work, 1992
I have extensive experience with drug and alcohol use disorders, having started my career at Kaiser Permanente's addiction medicine department. In my private practice, I work with both individuals and couples around substance use and codependency. Many of my clients want to try a harm reduction approach to substance use, meaning cutting down on or controlling their use, so I work with them on that approach. In working with couples, I help with issues of communication, trust, and intimacy, both physical and emotional. I am kink and poly friendly. I have worked extensively with couples where alcohol or drug use has interfered in the relationship and helped the relationship get back on track. I work with LGBTQ+ population and and kink and poly friendly I work with individuals around anxiety, depression, and have a certificate in grief and loss. All my work is trauma-informed and client-centered.
Office at 901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA
Frequently Asked Questions About Elizabeth Essner, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Elizabeth Essner, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Elizabeth Essner accepting new clients?
Yes, Elizabeth Essner is accepting new clients for online therapy in California and in-person appointments at 901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008.
Does Elizabeth Essner accept insurance?
No, Elizabeth Essner does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Elizabeth Essner offer?
Elizabeth Essner offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Elizabeth Essner offer in-person appointments?
Yes, Elizabeth Essner offers in-person appointments at 901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008.
Does Elizabeth Essner offer online therapy?
Yes, Elizabeth Essner offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.
How quickly can I see Elizabeth Essner?
Elizabeth Essner typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Elizabeth Essner speak?
Elizabeth Essner conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Elizabeth Essner online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Elizabeth Essner online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.