Elisha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than five years of experience working in outpatient mental health settings and within the child abuse prevention field. Elisha grew up in Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She volunteered with survivors of domestic violence and child abuse for several years before attending the University of Texas at Austin for her master’s degree in Social Work. Elisha’s focus of study was Child Therapy and this lead her to internships with Communities in Schools and Austin Child Guidance Center. Elisha has extensive experience working with families in both a family therapy and parent support setting. She has spent many hours sitting with families struggling with trauma, loss, difficult behaviors and a myriad of other issues. Elisha works from a child and family-centered approach in therapy; she often brings narrative, art and sand tray techniques into her work with families and children. Outside of work Elisha enjoys yoga, roadtrips and spending time with her many siblings.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.