Elyse Gong

LCSW

I help busy professions with anxiety and depression.

Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

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My Background and Approach

I use evidence-based therapy. What that means is that at Oasis, we offer you skills and tools you can implement right away. One of the ways we do this is by using data-driven, state-of-the-art therapy software, so we can implement feedback from your life, every session. This software keeps us closely tracking your goals, focused on reducing your symptoms, and helps you and me with early detection of ineffective therapy--all so that we get you back living the life you want. My approach to therapy is helping you find a balance between symptoms reduction right now, and looking at the deeper issues in your history that may have contributed to the most recent flare up of symptoms. By working holistically, I often find we can treat depression and anxiety symptoms without the use of medication.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

What does it feel like to be in therapy with me? I would describe my style as directive, collaborative, and supportive. I am invested in helping you make the changes needed to benefit your daily decision making and live your life as fully as possible. To help you meet your goals for therapy, I will be transparent about the skills we can learn so that you are in control of your own change process. Some of the things we will look at and work on in sessions will include the practice of: - Core Mindfulness skills through techniques such as paced breathing and paired relaxation - Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills to assertively communicate your wants and needs - Distress Tolerance Skills through techniques like self-soothing with the five-senses to cope with what may currently feel intolerable in healthy ways - Emotion Regulation Skills so that you can increase your ability to experience a wider range of intensely pleasant and also intensely unpleasant emotions. ​

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice

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3120 Telegraph Avenue #7
Berkeley, CA 94705

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