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Elsa Mead, LCSW
My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client goal-oriented.

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Elsa Mead, LCSW


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Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am a mental health counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults. I treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, stress, and trauma.

My theoretical background is based in Attachment Theory, which addresses bonds we create in childhood via our caregivers which may result in an insecure attachment style as adults. Most trauma and mental health issues stem from the attachment style we developed as children.

I have trained in evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP). I have successfully used Brainspotting (BSP) via telehealth to help resolve issues related to trauma.

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client goal-oriented. We discuss areas of difficulty and what changes a client would like to address. The clinical interventions are carefully tailored to the client and with the client’s input. Progress is measured at each check-in.


MSW - Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles

License Number and State

CA 77646



What are your interests outside of work?

Getting together with friends and family; tasting different foods at the farmers market!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Cup of coffee early in the morning while I listen to the birds sing their waking up.

What book have you read more than once?

The Four Agreements and the Kybalion. There are truths veiled in these books that pertain to our quantum living.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Save the Children, they are our future.

How do you recharge?

I walk the beach, the mountains, and I like to surf!