About Elysia Burgess M.A, LPC-A

About Elysia Burgess M.A, LPC-A

I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate under the supervision of Kanika Anglin, LPC-S. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University as well as my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my undergraduate, I gained experience counseling children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings including private practice, and mental health facilities. Within these settings, I’ve enjoyed working with children, teens, and adults to help them navigate through issues arising from trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral problems, and self-esteem.

I utilize an open-minded and non-judgmental attitude in order to gain a thorough understanding of your experiences. Theoretical approaches that I adhere to are based on a Cognitive Behavioral Approach – a short-term, goal-oriented, treatment that teaches individuals how to identify and change destructive or disturbing patterns of thinking. This approach helps clients understand the effect of negative behaviors and their way of thinking. Those situations that are affecting you emotionally, are also affecting the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. We will identify what supports you and what challenges you over multiple areas of your life. As a counselor, it is my goal to encourage consistency, balance, support, and stability within the clients’ psyche. Other theoretical approaches include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – which is focused on solutions as opposed to the problems, and Person-Centered Therapy – which allows the client to take charge of the direction they wish to go within the therapeutic process.

My belief is that counseling is a journey we travel together. My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, trusting environment in which clients are respected and valued as significant contributors to their process of healing and growth. I strongly believe that you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, and hopeful about your contribution to the process. My approach is focused on your possibilities; possibilities for healing, growth, change, learning, insight, and understanding. Throughout this therapeutic relationship, we will work on building upon trust, integrity, and acceptance as we navigate through this process together. I want you to leave feeling equipped and empowered to manage your life once again.

 

Schedule an Appointment