Last edited 01/16/2024

Elsa Mead LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Elsa Mead Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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General Expertise

Life transitions

Panic attacks & panic disorder



Women's issues

In-Network Insurance



Health Net


First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 77646


MSW - Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles

Work History

I am a mental health counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults. I treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, stress, and trauma. My theoretical background is based in Attachment Theory, which addresses bonds we create in childhood via our caregivers which may result in an insecure attachment style as adults. Most trauma and mental health issues stem from the attachment style we developed as children. I have trained in evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP). I have successfully used Brainspotting (BSP) via telehealth to help resolve issues related to trauma. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client goal-oriented. We discuss areas of difficulty and what changes a client would like to address. The clinical interventions are carefully tailored to the client and with the client’s input. Progress is measured at each check-in. I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Elsa Mead, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Elsa Mead, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Elsa Mead accepting new clients?

Yes, Elsa Mead is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Elsa Mead accept insurance?

Yes, Elsa Mead accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Elsa Mead offer?

Elsa Mead offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Elsa Mead offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Elsa Mead for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Elsa Mead offer online therapy?

Yes, Elsa Mead offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Elsa Mead?

Elsa Mead typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Elsa Mead speak?

Elsa Mead conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Elsa Mead online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Elsa Mead online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.