Elise Thibodeaux

MA, LPCC, CEDS-S

My practice exists to create a space of unconditional acceptance for where you are now, and unrelenting hope for your growth and healing.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients come from all walks of life, but tend to have one thing in common: they’ve realized they want more out of life. Stronger joy, deeper peace, more freedom, greater emotional and relational health – a more abundant life. We start by unpacking what hasn't been working - self-defeating beliefs, unprocessed emotions, stale relational patterns - and then we explore and process and practice new ways of being.

My Background and Approach

My mission in life is to be a catalyst for others’ hope and healing. I've seen life be messy, painful, chaotic, hilarious, ironic, confusing… dark and light and everywhere in between. I don’t believe in clichés or easy answers. I believe in the hard (but rewarding!) work of courageous vulnerability, authentic connection, feeling the feelings, rewriting old narratives, unconditional self-compassion and other-compassion, and wild, unrelenting hope. I have been providing therapy for the past seven years, since graduating from Regent University with a Master’s in Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California, and I have specialties in eating disorders, Christian-informed therapy, depression and anxiety. I am credentialed by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My approach to mental health and wholeness starts with this fundamental belief: the people who sit in my office (in-person or virtually) are incredibly resilient. Therapy - and mental health in general - can sometimes be very stigmatized and misunderstood. Some of my clients have been told that seeking therapy means that they are “weak,” or even “crazy.” But what I see every day is quite the opposite, and I’m inspired by the resilience with which my clients cope with mental and emotional challenges. In fact, I find that many mental health struggles are actually developed out of a need for self-preservation. Disordered eating can arise from a desire to feel okay and in control when nothing else does. Anxiety can develop from the hypervigilance that may be necessary in unsafe environments. Addiction may have been the only accessible way to cope in the past. When these are no longer serving us, the next resilient step is to show up in a space like this - seeking therapy.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

Info

323-379-2147 Email Elise
2001 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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