Hello, my name is Beth Elder L.C.S.W. and welcome to my practice!
I have been practicing social work and have been a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) now since 2002. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2002 with honors as a member of Phi Alpha Honors Society. I have started working on my Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in 2012, and expect to it be completed by late 2014.
Being in therapy over the years myself, I’ve gained a unique insight into the difficulty involved in learning to resolve one’s problems. I understand that therapy can be a process that involves courage, initiative, and perserverance to gain the ability to overcome personal conflicts or obstacles in one’s life.
My mission statement is to provide to you a reasonable method of overcoming your challenges in the shortest amount of time, while adhering to the highest ethical and legal standards in a safe and comfortable environment.
I believe therapy can be intimidating to some people, while others welcome the prospect of change. I believe each one of us is unique and no two people are alike regardless of the issues. I believe in using an eclectic approach to therapy because people and problems do not fit a “cookie cutter” theory. I will attempt to explore your issues in a manner which is suitable to your personality and learning style. Often times a “good laugh” can help.
I appreciate your interest in my practice and look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your journey into therapy.
I am currently treating, but not limitted to the following areas:
|ADD/ADHD Gay/Lesbian Issues
Bipolar Disorder (I or II)
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Blended Family Issues
Work Stress and Anxiety
Life Choices or Life Direction Issues
Coping with Difficult Life Changes